#1527
nomore 56
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Hi MnM, you got some really good replies so far. I just want to put my 10 cents in regarding self protection measures for you and your wife. Addiction doesn’t know friends from enemies so there is a good chance that your brother will do whatever it takes to get money to gamble. You mentioned that you and your wife both work so your brother will spend quite a bit of time alone in your home. Here are some things you might want to consider to prevent you from being taken to the cleaners. Secure your valuables, things like jewelry and such. A safe deposit box might help. Don’t ever leave any debit or credit cards out in the open where your brother could find them. Same goes for mail that contains personal or financial information. Make sure he can’t get a hold of your daily mail. A post office box is the best way to do this. It requires some thinking on your part to figure out where you guys might be vulnerable as far as money goes. Adele is right, you might never see the rent you agreed on if you don’t have a system in place making sure you really receive it. The more you and your wife know about cg the better before you have a rude awakening. I wish you all the luck in the world. 🙂