Harry Gross writes about personal finance for the Daily News.
DEAR HARRY: I'm writing this because I've caused myself a huge problem. I lost my husband in 2012 and went into a deep depression. It all started when I lost my job in 2008, and I became supported totally by my husband. When he died, I got satisfaction only at the casinos - even when I lost.
Her dad wants to help by co-signing a loan from his bank.