MONEY

Help! My Niece Owes Me $30,000

Did you ever want to be a personal-finance advice columnist? Well, here’s your chance.

In MONEY magazine’s “Readers to the Rescue” department, we publish questions from readers seeking help with sticky financial situations, along with advice from other readers on how to solve those problems. Here’s our latest reader question:

We lent a niece and her husband $30,000 when they were near bankruptcy. They bounced back and now lead a comfortable lifestyle. They behave as if the money were a gift rather than a loan — even though at the time the terms were made quite clear. How can I bring up the topic without triggering a family war?

Got a good answer? Submit it to us in the form below. We’ll publish selected reader advice in an upcoming issue. (Your answer may be edited for length and clarity.)

Please include your contact information so we can get in touch; if we use your advice in the magazine, we’d like to check with you first, and possibly run your picture as well.

Thanks!

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