Like "Tammy, I am also sorry for your loss. But, I am a bad first thought was to put some sugar in his gas tank, but I think that will do lots of damage to the car, and not worth what might happen. I think it is time for you to be squirreling away some money...the change you get from grocery shopping, etc. If you have a Discover credit card, when you use it to buy groceries at the supermarket, it asks if you want cash back, and it looks like part of the grocery purchase and it is not counted as a cash advance. If he doesn't look at receipts... Or, buy a few expensive things you don't use or need, then return them and pocket the money. Find a safe place to hide it, so if you need a little gas or some meds, you have money for it. Do it every week, then you won't feel so helpless."