(I’m going to stop all you Grammar Snobs right now. “Lend” and “loan” are both acceptable.)
There aren’t any easy or obvious answers.
Quite often we don’t understand why we do certain things with money.
Spend. Save. Earn. Waste. Loan. Borrow. Invest. Donate. Hide. Hoard. Give. Take. Splurge. Keep.
There’s a complicated hodge-podge of emotions behind every financial decision we make.
I’ll tell you all the sordid details of my story in my forthcoming book, Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads: True Stories of Friends, Family, and Financial Ruin.