Read this Im sure you'll appreciate it. My dad got sick of the whole corporate thing one day decided to visit my moms office ask her to leave with him. My parents are both unemployed now and refuse to return to corporate America. My father grew up on a farm and his father and his father lived and worked on farms. My dad has decided to start a landscaping business. I pretty much pay all the bills now and I don't mind it but my dad is heall bent on this business and loves it. My problem is that hes 57 years old and he not only mows lawns he put builds brick patios and hardcore full luxury home landscaping. He gets a huge amount of referrals and his clients always brag to me about his work when I help him. He has a lot of clients from most wealthy suburbs in IL. (A lot of them friends). I'm afraid this business may not be good for his health and the fact that he doesnt speak Spanish will increase his costs of labor. He is out there for hours and when I go help him Im tried after a couple hours of shoveling mulch into a barrel. It's come to a point where he has a huge water swollen ball on his elbow from landscaping. On the plus side he is no logger depressed as he was in corporate America. Should I help him (invest financial in his business) or keep putting him down? If you think I should help him what can I do to get him employees. He asked me for a garden tractor or a pick up. He also asks me to find him immigrant laborers but he doesnt speak Spanish. He asked me to buy him a pick up truck but I don't know what to get. He pretty much attaches a trailer to his suv and goes about (its kind of cute to see him driving around my neighborhood in the trailer. It makes me smile when he shows me pictures of his work and how proud he is to earn his money. What do I do? What should I buy him? Or how do I talk him out of this? I have about $40,000 and I would do anything for my dad.