I know there are people out there who have loaned friends money before. My main question is do you regret it or not and if so why?
Long story short; I am doing fairly well for myself, 22 have a large savings and am paying off my own stuff.
That being said I have loaned friends money to stay out of debt many times, as I already went down the road and it is hard to rebound. 90% of the time they make it up but there always are cases where they just can’t.
- Most recent situations:
- My best friends kitten had broken its leg and I covered the medical bill as my friend had no way to pay it.
- I noticed my friend struggling to pay his car instalments this month so I decided to halve his payment and asked him to set a budget for his pot use.
- An old friend will generally come to me if she ever needs help and 9 times out of 10 she repays any loan. However her uni classes interfered with her work schedule and she is in the process of looking for a new job, so I won’t see the money anytime soon. I told her to just focus on school as the loan I gave her was for her books.
Just want to clarify, in my situation I always can part with the money I loan out. I don’t give my friends a timeline or anything to pay me back, I just say here is the $$ pay me back whenever you can if you don’t I won’t be helping you next time.
The thing I’m trying to find out is if people have good/bad stories about loaning money to a friend.