ANSWERS: 32
  • Lend money lose a friend. That says it all :o)
  • Meh, let him have it. $100 is a $100. It'll come and go.
  • I never lend money to friends..I just give them it instead, that way they don't start feeling as if they need to distance themselves or feel guilt for not being able to repay the loan. Why end up losing a friend over money, it's not worth it :)
  • No, if he needs money he should go to a bank.
  • It would depend on the situations. With some people, giving them or lending them $100 just means I am enabling them and they will keep coming back for more. With other people, it might be a one time matter of desperate need for them. With this kind of person, I would give it to them.
  • Depends on: if you have it to spare and whether borrowing is habitual (and perhaps upon whether (s)he has a drug abuse or gambling problem). If above questions answered to your satisfaction, a good friend (in my humble opinion) is worth a hundred. It sounds like this hasn't been a habit.
  • If you can afford the $100 just give it to them.
  • It depends what it is for but if I know im not gonna see it again why would I give it to her?
  • I've had this problem before with a pretty good friend who was always asking for cash from me to buy this and that. I simply gave them the cash in exchange for something of my choosing from their room, and gave it back when I got paid back. I was payed back fully every time, and the friendship stayed strong!
  • Eh, lend it to 'em. It's $100. If I didn't give it to them I'd waste it on something myself anyway.
  • If my best friend really needed the money, I would give it to him regardless of whether or not I would ever be repaid . He would never ask for a loan unless it was a dire emergency !
  • G'day John, Thank you for your question. If they were my best friend, I should be able to rely on them to repay the money when they can afford it. If I can't then they can't be that good as friends and I wouldn't give them the money. I would repay a debt when I was able to so my friends should be able to do as well. Regards
  • Yes, I would.
  • if i had the money to give, i'd give it to them, when i lend money, i never expect to see it again anyway.
  • If someone I love needs $100, I will give him or her the money, no strings attached. I'd never ask a friend to sign an IOU, lol. That's just not me.
  • If you can afford it, give him/her the $100 and forget about it. If this is a regular occurence, you may need to sit down and have a serious talk with this person.
  • I, too, would give. I like to donate and I also like to know it is getting to the recipient. If I knew the person was a practicing drug addict or alcoholic, then I would not.
  • If a buddy needs my $100 bucks more than I do, sure
  • I wouldn't even do the IOU... just give it cause I loved them, they needed it and I was able to give it to them.
  • Loan. That's what friends are for.
  • Thanks, everyone. Its good to know there are still some good people in the world. I, also, would give the money.
  • I never lend money unless I can honestly tell the person to not bother paying it back unless they can easily handle it.
  • Loan them the money if you don't care about ever gettting it back.
  • My best friend owes me $45. I razz him about it, but I really don't care if I ever see it. I would give him anything I had if he needed it.
  • Bible says if you loan dont expect it back. So- your call. Can you afford to give a friend $100?
  • 100 in a second. 10,000, we need to talk.
  • It would depend on what they need the money for I suppose. I never loan money to friends I just give it and if I get repaid then great but I never expect to. As long as it was for something they needed and not just some frivolous purchase I see not problem with giving it to them
  • Well it would depend on just how good of a friend they were, what they neded the money for, and if I could actually spare $100 at that point in time.
  • it would depend on why they needed it, if it was something important i would give the money to wherever they needed it to go instead of handing it to them, that way it dont go into drugs or booze
  • For me it would depend on what they needed it for and whether or not I had it to give. But I would make it clear to them that I know I'm never going to see it again and that they shouldn't try to play me like that. In my opinion the lying is worse than not returning the money.
  • I have done that and unfortunately he/she was unable to move on.. However because of such incidences I have learned something about friendship. If I am to call someone a 'friend' and the other also calls me a 'friend', the question should not be, 'can i borrow' but rather 'can you give me'.... Friends who are supposed to share shouldn't have to 'ask' to borrow but should be free enough to ask for necessities without the word 'borrow' in there. I 'ask' bank lenders who are strangers, to 'allow me to borrow', I shouldn't have to ask friends or close personal members. 'Hey Dave! Can I borrow a couple of six packs?' 'Nah, you can't but you can have a couple of six packs.' I have a frustrating enough time dealing with sales calls and collections calls from strangers.. I sure as heck don't need them from 'friends.' But blessed are those to whom The Lord grants monetary blessings to...
  • Be as generous as you choose to be knowing that you may never ask for it's return or think about it again.

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