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I'm dealing with family financial drama and looking for any kind of advice or words of wisdom or just listening.

My brother has 4 kids. He has asked me to co-sign a loan for so far two of his kids college tuition, explaining that it would be no problem since he could always cover it if needed - from his retirement I think. He can't co-sign himself after having gone through financial trouble in the past with a divorce and bankruptcy. But I could not do it. These are very expensive private colleges that are hard for me to get behind. Also, it would be emotionally hard for me especially considering I have had very little debt in my life. It bothers me that my brother doesn't really see it that way. My dad was approached instead. He could not co-sign a loan (can't remember why) but he did give over a large sum, ~15k for these colleges. That would be great if my dad gave his money to his grandkids... but he is not rich and I already worry about his situation. As proud as he is to give it away, it is so worrisome to me. There are two more kids that are in high school now, and I watched over the holidays as they were being highly encouraged to go to these expensive private schools too. My brother does make a good living, and maybe it is all going to work out. Maybe the younger two will go to state schools after all. But I'm not comfortable with all this and I am stressed. How do you deal with watching people you love make dumb financial decisions? These are not my decisions, I can only sit and watch.
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