If you want to help this person, maybe you can tell them while you will not give them money you are willing to talk/understand and offer any non-financial support/guidance if and when requested.tanoshii wrote:Its a relative who is aware of my family environment (financially stable)Steve1960 wrote:Might depend on who the 'one' is
Your mother? Your brother? Your best friend? An acquaintance?
I need to come up with a reason that sounds reasonable
I agree with this one. Maybe say it was an in-law, someone on your spouses' side of the family. Say it ruined your relationship and you no longer speak. Something like that.Pal wrote:Tell him that you have had a very bad experience with another relative, thereafter you prefer not to lend to relative.
Exactly my experience with the wife's family. the phrase 'can I borrow' really mean't 'can you give'. When my wife got tired of it she said no more and some of her family we do not talk to anymore, some accepted it. That is just the way it is sometimes unfortunately.Addadude wrote:In my experience, loans to friends and family usually end up being donations. If you don't want to be a donor, you have to be strong enough to say no. And if they don't want to speak to you again as a result, as SMS said, so what?
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