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Originally Posted by All Darc View Post
There are people who not just don't save money but that also don't give value to people who save money. They are so shameless they are able to expent what they have and then come to people who save money, and earn less than them, and request money.
I had a coworker whose salary was twice mine ($80k), and he would lambaste me and another coworker for discussing financial strategies. His view is that we loved money too much.

Matthew chapter 6 talks about not worrying about the future and just focusing on the current day; and I think people take that to mean that financial planning is somehow a sign of faithlessness, or evil. At least they will use that as comfort for their lack of financial management.

Anyhow, that coworker went to me on 3 occasions to borrow money because he couldn't pay rent even though he was a single guy with no obligations or major expenses. The guy lived paycheck to paycheck.

I never loan money that would make me upset if it wasn't paid back, so I've denied some requests for loans from people. Usually I make the loan. The most I've ever loaned to someone was $50k, but the guy didn't need the money and it was mutually beneficial since he was paying interest, and I was offering him a lower interest rate than he would otherwise have had.
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