Discussion in 'What the F??!?' started by B54, Mar 20, 2008.
I really need to learn to stop letting people borrow money because I never see it again.
Think of it more as an expense that you'll never have to deal with that person again.
Sooner or later you'll just run out of people who are like that in your circle of activities.
eh, i just right it off, but, i wont give more than i can bear to loose, i got burned for 300$ one time years ago. after that i decided not only to never "give money" to anyone for more than maybe 50$ (if i have it)
Looks like we've all learned that little life lesson.
As long as it wasn't big money, you'll have learned
a valuable lesson.
I dont lend people anything. I have worked to hard for my shit. Unless it's a bagger @ an event, I will not only lone you a beer I will GIVE you one!
I loaned my brother $2000 two years ago when he was about to lose his house. He lost the house anyway, filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and is now talking about buying another house. I consider it a stupid tax. His and mine.
Why don't you ask him to give YOU a down payment instead of the mortgage company.
In this market I don't think he'll even have a chance of getting a loan. All he sees are the falling home prices and thinks now's a good time to buy. Maybe it is but the banks won't lend him shit. He thinks the no-money down mortgages are still all the rage.
Fuck it, I figure that at some point he'll have the money. I just have to wait for him to brag about it and then I'll hit him up for it. (He was practically crying at the time I loaned it to him...shows what I get for trying to do good).
Like Dave Ramsey says... "Giving money to a broke person is like giving a drunk a drink."
His name wasn't Louie Beans was it?
Aww c'mon a fancy neurosurgeon such as yourself can afford to lose a few sheckles helping out a friend
Grail, is it better to be loved or feared?
Never lend more money than you can afford to throw away. And don't let them pay you back with a check, some banks will charge you for depositing a check that bounces (even if you don't bounce any checks of your own).
That's why I always cash checks at their bank. I never deposit checks directly into my account.
I thought it was Louie Beansh
thats why you never loan people money...When folks tell me they need money or like hint about it, I suggest cash advance places to them.....:icon_mrgr
Never loan money. Either give it to the person or don't. Debt to/from friends and family just makes everything fucked up. They will either hit you up again for more or they will just not pay you back. It causes nothing but anomosity when you see them buy anything (including good food) when they owe you money.
Speaking of which... That fine film just came on the Sleuth channel. I'm watching right now.
if you give someone $20 and you never see them again, it was probably worth it
see, if im hanging around with a real friend the 20$ dont mean shit to me, as a rule i dont give away stuff for xmass, but i often give money to close friends if were out some ware and there short or were out eating, i fucking hate tight wads,
A few years ago, i loaned my cousins $800.00 towards a house they were interested in with their parents. On the condition that they would pay me back when they had the chance. To make a long story short, the one cousin ultimately paid me back what he borrowed but his older brother who now lives in Florida, never saw a fucking dime from. He also did this to his parents, his older brother so we rarely see or hear from him anyway. It sucks more when it's a family member that shits on you like this.
His excuse was that "oh, i always paid for your wrestling tickets!" and i would say to him those tickets were what, TWENTY FUCKING DOLLARS!!!! THIS WAS A FUCKING EIGHT HUNDRED FUCKING DOLLAR LOAN TOWARDS YOUR PARENT'S HOUSE and the younger one at least paid me back half of the loan. This was at least 20 years ago, that was my first mistake in trusting him.
Like the old adage "Fool me once, shame on you, Fool me twice, shame on me" It took a while before i wised up and wanted nothing to do with this leech. He never even showed up for my mother's wake OR the funeral so fuck him
Wow I can't imagine a house where $800 dollars would make even a discernible dent in a down payment. Was this house on wheels?