After Inheriting $50,000, These Siblings Have a Heated Argument About the Brother Donating The Entire Amount

After inheriting $50,000 each from their grandmother’s will, a brother and sister have a heated argument about the brother’s decision not to keep the money and his refusal to sign it over or use it to set up a fund for his sister’s children.

A Stay at Home Mom

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The man and his sister, Tanya, grew up in a well-off family and never had to worry about paying for their education. Tanya is now married with two children, Ella, 5, and Jake, 1, and her husband has a well-paying job. Tanya is currently at home caring for her son.

Self Made Man

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The man, on the other hand, had to make it on his own. He took on debt and worked throughout school to pay for his expenses outside of tuition. He built a business and is now retired. He has no interest in his grandmother’s inheritance or in his parent’s assets and has promised himself not to perpetuate generational wealth.

Large Payments

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In 2009, the man’s grandmother gifted Tanya $50,000 for a down payment on her condo. In 2021, the man bought his first car, and his grandmother promptly offered him $50,000. It had always been her desire to “make things even”. The man’s parents pleaded with him to accept the money as his grandmother was in her last years, and this would bring her immense joy.

He Donated it All

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After receiving the $50,000 for the car, the man promptly donated it without telling his grandmother. A few weeks later, Tanya asked what he did with the money, and he told her the truth. She mentioned that he could have set up a fund for Ella, but he replied that he would always be there to support Ella and that giving away the money had no bearing on that. Tanya seemed a little miffed, but that was all.

Quality Time

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During the pandemic, the man and his wife took care of Ella for 2 days a week. He has invited Tanya and her family on vacation twice since Ella was born to spend quality time with them. Ella and Jake could not possibly ask for a better environment – they have loving parents and all the emotional and financial support they will ever need.

Grandma’s Will

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Fast forward to Easter, and the man’s mother calls Tanya and him into the den and presents them with their grandmother’s will. Tanya and the man will each be receiving $50,000.

Give it to ME!

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Tanya immediately turns to him and asks, “Are you going to keep the money?” He replies, “No.” Tanya then asks, “Will you sign it over to me?” He again replies, “No.” Finally, Tanya asks, “Will you at least use the money to set up a fund for Ella and Jake?” Again, he replies, “No,” and proceeds to reiterate that he will always be there for his niece and nephew, for anything they will ever need.

She Breaks Down

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However, this time, the conversation takes a different turn. Tanya breaks down and talks about how hard she works, both at her previous job and currently as a full-time parent. She mentions that she is not as rich as her brother and accuses him of being selfish for not wanting to keep the money in the family. Tanya storms off into the kitchen and starts ripping into the man’s wife, saying, “How can you forget where you came from?”

They’re Shaken Up

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The man’s wife is shaken, and he feels terrible. He didn’t speak to Tanya again for the rest of the evening as she was too enraged to have a conversation and try to hash things out. She feels like he would rather give the money to random charities than help out her family purely out of principle, making him the jerk.

The Internet Responded

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This person commented, “You’re using your part of the inheritance. There are no stipulations on it. Your sister’s entitlement is insane. She should be thankful for the money she’s received, and move on with her life.”

More Comments from the Internet

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Another commenter posted, “Everyone sucks here because it is not Tanya’s discretion how you use it, but you are not using the money as your grandma intended (and she likely would have excluded you from the will) and if you really have that much money so that the kids will ever need for anything, then use your own money for charity, not your grandma’s. Your grandma wanted to take care of family with her money.”

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