Money could put a strain on your relationship with family and friends, here are five reasons you shouldn't lend them your money.
But sometimes, lending your money to friends and family members can result in an entirely unexpected situation.
If you think about situations like this, you might come to realize that lending your hard earned money to relatives could be a terrible mistake.
Here are five reasons it is advisable to never loan money to family and friends.
If you lend money to a friend or family member you respect a lot, you might not want to ask for the money in order not to offend the borrower.
Even if you are worried about the loan repayment, you'll most likely keep it to yourself because you don't want to upset your friend.
Imagine being in a family meeting with a family member that owes you some money and you still can't ask him or her about the loan, what an awkward moment that would be.
Due to the blood relationship between you and the borrower, it will be pretty easy for him/her to come to you again when he or she needs more loan.
Lending money to family members and friends could get you in a financial mess. When you want your money returned probably because you are broke, the friend or relative you lend the money might not be willing to return it at that time. And that could put you in a financial trouble if you don't have anyone to borrow from.
If you lend your money to friends or relative, you should beware that any attempt to get the money back could put a strain on your relationships with them especially if the borrower is taking the relationship for granted.