Kw-logo-smaller

Dear Dish-It: My Friend Owes Me Money

Dear Dish-It,

My friend asks to borrow $5 every time I see him. I feel mean saying no to him, but he already owes me $20 from before! What should I do?

UOME

Dear UOME,

Saying no to your friend doesn’t make you a mean person – especially if you’ve already lent him money in the past. He should know that all he needs to do is show some responsibility and pay you back. Maybe then you will trust him enough to lend him more money when he needs it. Here is my advice on how to handle this situation.

What to Say

Your main focus is probably on getting your money back at this point. Next time your friend asks to borrow $5, say something like, “I would, but you already owe me $20.” Maybe this way he’ll get the hint that he has to pay you back before he’ll see any more cash.

Saying No

Sometimes, saying no to a friend is like saying yes to yourself. If you’re being asked to do something that makes you feel totally uncomfortable or that you know isn’t right, saying no is the way to go. Besides, you don’t have to be the bank to be a good friend. Instead, be a good listener, be kind and help your friends out in other ways besides giving them your allowance!

Have Your Say

Has this ever happened to you? Got any good advice for UOME? Leave your comment below!

Related Stories
102 Comments

latest videos

Cashpoll

What Would You Do With $106?

  • Buy Shoes.
  • Save it.
  • Video games.
  • Spend it on my date.

related stories

Micro_a micro
Athletes make millions of dollars these days. Unfortunately, most of them have no financial skill...
Micro_allowance-micro
Kidzworld has everything you need to know about allowance: how to save it, spend it and ask for m...
Wanna get the most bling-bling for your buck? Get the 411 on banks, credit cards an...

Dear Dish-It in the forums

classicalmusicisepic
the struggle is real try out some different kinds of eyeliner, too. I'm terrible at gel, personally. but liquid is easier I find. Practice is key, although it can get super frustrating
reply about 1 hour
Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
It's best to just ask. No one or no thing can really tell you for sure unless you're upfront about it.
reply about 2 hours
Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
A random guy did that to me once too. Turned out he had a huge crush on me and we ended up being close friends. Just ask around to find out who he is.
reply about 2 hours
Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
Has she talked about wanting anything in particular, or do you remember her looking at something before? Try to remember something she wanted and look for that or something similar.
reply about 2 hours
Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
I don't think a boy is worth losing your best friend. Talk to her about it more maybe?
reply about 2 hours

play online games