A lot of my neighbors, family and some friends ask for money, food, use of my car, and on and on the list goes. I know I want to help them, but even though they swear they will pay me back, that really never happens. If it a small thing like a roll of toilet paper, fine, that won't hurt my budget. But sometimes they ask for their rent payment, a multi-month power bill, BIG MONEY. I feel bad when I try and say 'NO' because they know that I am very frugal and live way below my means. It is not that I broadcast it, but I can be seen buying groceries often, I drive a nice car, I have a very modest home and I don't spend money on stuff like manicures, new clothing, etc.
Would it be too tacky to say "That's not in my budget for my month"??
It is technically a lie, and they know it and so do I. I don't have a poker face so they can see my lie on my face. HELP!!!!
Asked by Anonymous at 1:22 AM on Jun. 7, 2010 in Money & Work
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:37 AM on Jun. 7, 2010
I'm a semi-reformed Golden Goose. I still share my food and home, but no longer buy anyone diapers or hand out cash. It turned out to be really easy. All you have to do is say "NO". It really is that simple. It's your money and you don't have to explain to anyone what you do or don't do with it. As a matter of fact, no matter what, don't explain. Just say No.
Just try it once, you'll be surprised!
Answer by Anonymous at 1:39 AM on Jun. 7, 2010
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