Personally my family would alwasy come first but I guess it depends on what kind of family you have. If you have a loving and supportive family then family is always more essential than money.
However if you are like a close friend of mine who came from a very abusive family, the fact that an aunt gave her money to move away meant that, in her case at least, the money was more essential. She then went onto marry a wonderful guy and have four kids. Now, if you were to ask her this question, she would definately say her family would always come before money.