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Just barely skated by

May 24th, 2007 at 02:06 pm

After all that fun with the bank yesterday my brother wasn't able to make it in before they closed. He was 5 minutes late. He was going to deposit money in via atm to see if he could skate by on that so I suggested he put in $25 since he was short by about $24. (There was some money in the account just the bank when it auto transferred transferred way more than he needed so I had told him to ignore the extra since they would probably take the overdraft fee out of it).

This morning I checked his accounts....his checking is positive and his savings has no extra charges!! He just barely skated by. I will be talking with him this weekend about where we go from here. He was considering taking the summer off of school and working, right now that's a fine idea since I don't know how he's going to pay for it if he doesn't.


I gave my friend a check like I do every month to pay on the croatia trip we took last year. She asked 'Why are you still giving me money?' A valid question considering I gave her $1k a couple months ago just so what we make with our monthly payments as a group will actually make a difference. I don't feel right leaving her holding the bag, even though she choose it. She only choose it because she thought it would be temporary, not drag on for over a year. Unless everyone else can pick off their portion like I did, I don't feel right stepping back. Although on the flip side, that $50/mo I give her could be used elsewhere in my debt reduction plan. It boils down to, I feel I have a moral obligation to give her money every month until the card balance is $0 or until the others in the group take on their own portion of the debt.

2 Responses to “Just barely skated by”

  1. nance Says:

    You are a very kind and generous person, but you seem to take on more responsibility for others than necessary at times. You deserve to be number one once in a while.
    Your friend probably has learned a valuable lesson when it comes to covering expenses for so-called friends. Friends don't stiff friends on debts they agreed to pay.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Maybe instead of giving your friend money you could go annoy the friends who should be giving her money about why they are not giving her money. That way you'd be advocating for your friend and possibly getting others to take responsibility and pay up.

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