Do you think it is a good idea to borrow money from a friend?

@trishjc (192)
Canada
October 25, 2006 8:49am CST
Why or why not?
12 responses
@namd3r (395)
• Canada
25 Oct 06
I have this one friend that borrows money from me all the time, but never lets me borrow money from him. I think it depends on the friend :D
2 people like this
• India
25 Oct 06
i really agree wit u..there r people who love takin money without even botherin to return..these guys shouldnt b treated as a frnd at all.money gone and frndship gone with dat too...
1 person likes this
• United States
25 Oct 06
I think it can be a good idea as long as you have every intention of paying them back asap. I don't borrow money from friends only because of my pride. I dont want anyone to know that I'm not able to handle life on my own. And also because you never know what can come up - I don't want to promise anyone that I'll be able to pay them back and not be able to as quickly as I first thought. And also I don't like for anyone to have anything to hold over my head. I just avoid the situation. I think the real question should be - should you lend money to friends? My answer would be no...not unless I could trust them with everything in me....like my best friend of 10 years - anyone else - I don't think so.
@zeus1a (1048)
• Netherlands
25 Oct 06
If you are honest yes..why not?
1 person likes this
@daisee (60)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Not unless both friends (to stay friends) write up a written, understanding "contract". Look at the borrower's past to see if this is a good idea before going thru with it.
@vipul20044 (5798)
• India
25 Oct 06
Well if you have the need, there isnt any shame in doing that Sharing is caring after all you arent stealing you are just borrowing! A friend in need is a friend indeed
1 person likes this
@NOCEagle (584)
• United States
25 Oct 06
No, because u'll have to pay him back when he wants it, and if you dont, he'll get pissed.
1 person likes this
@exodamus (1629)
• India
25 Oct 06
depends on the friendship
1 person likes this
• Hong Kong
25 Oct 06
Of course not,it ruins the friendship. I'm speaking from my experience and I'll never borrow or loan $ from a friend.
1 person likes this
@jaypee2k6 (304)
• Philippines
25 Oct 06
It's ok but you still need to pay for it.
1 person likes this
@92Cero (135)
• Italy
25 Oct 06
no, if they are good friend they give you th emoney if you need
@disturbedgd (1821)
• South Africa
25 Oct 06
yes and no borrow just when you really need it if you dont need it well debt will be against you
1 person likes this
@gamerz_84 (920)
• India
25 Oct 06
ya y not.aftr all its ur frnd.ned not feel bad or nyhtin.can return aftr a suitable also.
1 person likes this