I help my parents out. But they give me coupons everyweek. My father goes with me and loves that I coupon. He said "this is neat"
They are on a fixed income. My inlaws are on fixed income also. I always help them out. Just this weekend she got everything she needed except for produce and meat. They're good people.
Now for my kids. They want to take from my stock pile, but don't want to learn to coupon or say "I don't have time". I tell them you make time for everything else in your life make time to coupon and save money. So I decided to tell them NO! If you want to take from my stockpile, buy 2 newspapers every week and I'll coupon for you. If they were having financial difficulties then that would be a different story.
Needless to say you're not being selfish