Do I go in debt to take my family on vacation?
My parents have rented condos on the beach in California in Sept. for all of the family. My family was planning on going and had saved up the money to go. A few weeks a go a little neighbor girl fell in my backyard and jammed 3 teeth up into her gums. Her parents are coming after us to pay the dental bills ( not using their insurance at all) through our Home Owners insurance. Our deductable is BIG, and to pay it we have to dip into our vacation funds. It doesn’t leave enough for plane tickets. I hate credit card debt, but am thinking about using one to buy the tickets. We have been trying to teach our kids about finacial responsability and staying out of debt. My kids already know about the trip and have been saving every penny they get to go. WHAT DO I DO??