Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Generous Offer...but no

G-man informed me that yet again, he has damaged his car. 

On the wheels of being rip roaring angry, I talked to a good friend.  She is my IRL confidant about my marriage, financial stuff, etc. She and I are 2 peas in a pod....our joke is that she and I just need to run the world.  The world can't be trusted to run itself.

She and her hubby just took out a loan against his 401k, which was to pay off CC, purchase a new car, some home repairs, and some cash reserve.

She offered me the $6100 (from her cash reserve) to pay off our retirement loan, so we could take out the new loan we have been planning.  Of course we would pay her back with interest first thing.

But no.  I thanked her for her generous offer.  I am touched that she would trust us that much.  But I don't feel comfortable taking a loan from a friend.  $5 to cover lunch is one thing.....$6100 is a whole other story.  I know she was being totally heart-felt and genuine.  Didn't want anything but to help a friend.  But there is no way I could do that.

But is sure is nice to know that I have a friend that would be WILLING to do it.


  1. That WAS a generous offer - a REAL friend indeed.

  2. That is a good friend...she is like family, because that is what family would do.
    WE just paid my dad off the 8000.00 we owed him with our tax money. It was hard stroking that check out but man it feels good to have one more debt done with. Now we have 1 car, the student loan and our house. Woo hoo! It feels good.