What's cash between friends?
September 4, 2012 5:46 PM Subscribe
Loaning money to friends is a bad idea... right?
posted by Cosine to Human Relations (33 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A friend of my wife's (and ex,way long ago) who lives in another city called her today to ask if he could borrow some money, it's not a large amount and we can basically spare it but he also mentioned that he is not sure when he will be able to pay it back.
I am pretty fine with giving him the money, he's a good guy stuck in some tough situations and I just see it as helping a friend.
The question is; I would like to gift him the money, and tell him so, my wife thinks his pride will not allow this and we should expect him to pay us back, mostly for his sake.
Is it not easier on all to let him know that this is a gift between friends without strings attached?