Accept Money from Father-in-Law to Buy a House?

Dear Robin:

My wife and I have been arguing about the same issue for almost a week.  Please settle this for us.

We have been renting for two years and our landlord has decided to sell the house in early 2016.  We are in a position to buy a house and have started looking but housing prices are crazy and we can’t get much for our budget.

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Amputee Bill and the Gold-Digging Grifter

Dear Robin:

My husband’s brother Bill (62) got engaged two years ago. At first we were thrilled because he seemed so happy.

Then we learned within 2 months of being engaged his fiancé Vicky accepted over $60,000 worth of jewelry but kept making excuses why they couldn’t set a date.

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