Normally I don't, and if I do it's for small amounts ($20) and only for really close friends.
Until last week. I've known this woman for several years, we had a bit of a falling out awhile back and have been talking again since March. She called on Friday and said her electric was going to get turned off if she didn't put some money on her bill - I wrote a check to the Electric Company for $150. She said she was getting paid and I'd have it back Tuesday. She texted yesterday and said she didn't get paid. She just texted and said she might have 1/2 of it today.
My DH isn't too happy with me (because he doesn't think she's very responsible), but she has a little girl (9), and they have to have electric.
I probably shouldn't have done it, but it didn't take anything from my family so I did. Do you loan money to friends? Does it ever work out right?
Answer by travzmom at 9:42 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by Dr.Donna at 9:49 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by americanadian25 at 9:52 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
I think it was very kind of you and it does seem as though she is going to "eventually" pay it back. She seems like she is in a bad way and really needed it. You made the check directly out to the power Co. so at least you know it was legitimate. When I lend money, which is not often, I keep in the back of my mind "how will I feel if I don't get paid back" & if I genuinely feel I am OK with it in a particular situation, I will give it otherwise I won't. I worked with a girl who weekly asked to borrow $ for groceries. I gave often until she stopped paying me back. She thought I had more $ than she did. It fact she lived in her Moms home & she made more then me & I had a Mortgage & she did not! I felt like a sucker so I stopped & she stopped talking to me. Well with lending $ you often loose friends too.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:13 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
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Answer by HotMama330 at 11:59 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
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