Posted: January 22, 2014 at 2:44 a.m.

DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: My family’s story could fill a season of Dr. Phil. In a nutshell, though, my elderly parents are flat broke, and my brother and I are struggling to supplement their Social Security and keep them going. What happened is, our sister sucked their savings dry, then ran up $21,000 in debt on their credit cards. Since there’s no possible way for our parents to pay off these debts, should we be informing the credit card companies of the situation?

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