I know this is common, but just wondered how to deal with this with Mum. Mum was always the one that handled all the money and bills, now I have taken over. Dad in short cannot be trusted to do so, as he gambles given half the chance. Mum still has her ATM card, Dad has never had one. Every week I get out spending money each for Mum & Dad. With Mum as she has lost money before, I generally give her half and keep half. If she doesn't need the other half I put it in to a separate bank account for her. I didn't realise how little Mum was spending as she has been stashing the odd note aside, and told me she had GBP100 hidden away. Hidden in case I wasn't here one day and she wanted to go out and buy somthing. What? I don't know. I managed to get her to tell me that she hid money in her drawer and in pockets of her jacket in the wardrobe. Yesterday after being out with my sister she came home, wen through her room and said her money had gone and couldn't find it. A good search found her money rolled up in a pair of knickers in her drawer I can't get through to Mum of course thats its not safe to keep money hidden and is better in her bank account, but she keeps going on about what if I'm not here and she wants to buy something. Now when I give her just half of her money , she gets rather put out that Dad is getting all his money and not her, and why am I doing this as its not fair. She is still a little bit savvy when it comes to money, when it comes to prices and change, the notes etc Any suggestions?