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Questions involving money, either the giving of or or the receiving of it, or how to handle money as a group.

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How to maximise the chance an ex will return money I leant her

About seven years ago a five-year, live-in relationship of mine ended. We stayed friends and, though I now live in a different country, we still keep in touch, albeit casually and not often. In real ...
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Should I help pay for a traffic ticket someone got while helping me? [closed]

A couple of weeks ago, my brother-in-law helped me by transporting a piece of furniture in his car, as my car was too small. On our way home, with me following him in my own car, he ran a red light (...
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Friend wants rare vinyl record collection back after 7 years

About seven (7) years ago an older friend of mine, Craig, was having living and financial problems. I think he was getting some type of public assistance after he had to move out of his old family ...
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How to talk to family member about their spending?

My grandparents have a caravan at the Baltic see where they basically spend all summer. This, in my view, is good for them. They get to be in nature, which should be good for their health, and they ...
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How to Approach Friends about Vacation Costs

I’m currently on a vacation with two of my friends - as would be expected, we’re trying to keep costs as equally spread out as possible. When I originally planned the trip, I was planning on going ...
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How to respond to a person asking for payment after they were non-responsive for 6 months? [closed]

Approximately 6 months ago, I placed an order with a friend of a friend for laser engraved dog tags to distribute at as a keepsake at an event I attend. We agreed on a price, I provided art, and they ...
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How can I convince my significant other that $1000 per night is too much for a hotel?

Recently, my significant other and I decided to travel to the Caribbean Sea. We already bought the airplane tickets and reserved the first hotel in one of the major cities. However, the last 4 days ...
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How to handle my girlfriend's parents' attitude to asking her for money?

I'm asking this question on behalf of my girlfriend because she's asking me for help but I'm not sure on how to handle this situation. A little bit of background: My girlfriend's parents moved from ...
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How to make clear that somebody has to take the first step in asking for money

Me and my girlfriend (Let’s call her Alice) had a small misunderstanding; We both have an own house in different cities, but most of the time we are together in one of the houses. This weekend I had ...
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How do I treat my friends to something without it being awkward?

There are some things I love doing with my friends that I know they cannot afford to do on a regular basis. In particular, I love going out for a big sushi dinner every once in a while. This type of ...
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How do I ask my Dad to finance my computer?

Firstly I'm not sure is this the right place to ask so please tell me if not. I'm a 16 year old male and I need some help with talking about money and borrowing with my parents. The Context: ...
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How to communicate that offered reward is not quite fair [closed]

My background: I (18 year old guy) am currently studying computer science in a combined study program (between the semesters I work at a company that in turn pays me salary and my college fees). I ...
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How to avoid giving my roommate a money loan?

I live in a hostel. My roommate is very disturbing. This is because he doesn't pay back his loans on time. But he pretends to be a good person to everyone by maintaining a good appearance and smile. ...
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How to tell a friend I won't pay them for a favor they did for me?

I recently received, out of the blue, a text message from a friend which very much surprised me. In the message, my friend mentions that I borrowed her Netflix account for about a month (she said she ...
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How do I confront my mother after she deceived me into giving her a substantial amount of money? [closed]

When my mother learned that I was giving my Gramma $35,000 so that she could move to Florida and put the money down on a house, she informed me that my brother had been arrested a year ago, lost his ...
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How to talk to grandma about money she promised me

About one year ago my grandfather died of cancer. Now my grandmother lives alone and got rid of most of his things over time including a model railway. As a child, I spent many hours at my ...
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How inconvenienced will a server be if I ask them to split a check two ways? [closed]

I regularly go on dates with people where our dinner arrangement is to each pay for our own meal. When we ask a server to split the check (either by seat or 50/50 if there were multiple communal items)...
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How to significantly reduce my hairstylist's tip, without upsetting her?

My haircuts - here in Manhattan - are expensive; if you care to have a hairstyle at all, and not just a quick shave with clippers at the barber shop, then the minimum cost is about $55 dollars, which ...
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How can I ask my girlfriend to share the cost of our dates rather than having to always pay for them myself?

I went for a drink with my girlfriend yesterday. I don't see her very often - it is a one-hour drive for me, she's coming to my town in a few weeks for her first time. I always spend around 15€ on a ...
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How to deal with wife's ex coming to our house over finances-related issues?

We live in Berwyn, IL, and commute to Chicago (well...my wife does, I work in Berwyn). I'm a transplant from Los Angeles, been here for 8 years now. Anyway, last Monday night, my wife's ex, a guy ...
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How can I work with my friend to determine how much money he owes me? [closed]

A close friend of mine shares/shared a flat with me. I did not ask him for his part of the rent very often. Over time, he's been spending less and less time here and the current situation is that he ...
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A friend gifted me a relatively expensive present, what present is appropriate for me to give him back [closed]

I've been given a smart-watch as New Year present by a friend. I didn't expect it and didn't think our presents are going to be in that higher price range. Now I'm conflicted about what to do. I hate ...
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Received a large monetary gift from an estranged grandparent - now what?

This afternoon my parents visited me. It was all pretty normal until just before they left, they told me that my estranged grandfather apparently suddenly felt the need to donate a large gift of money ...
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Letting a stranger know I may have dinged their car?

As I was backing out of my apartment's parking lot yesterday morning, I thought I heard something behind me but didn't pay it any mind (I was in a hurry to get to work after all). This morning when I ...
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How do I ask for donations anonymously at a meeting? [closed]

I co-manage a group of about 20 people, most of whom I only see once a week. Recently my partner (the other leader) fell ill and has been hospitalized with a serious illness. She will be in the ...
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How to approach my father about selling my brand new (expensive) laptop because it does not work the way I thought it would

3 months ago I was able to get a new laptop for school and work. I was able to choose between all laptops but I decided to buy a MacBook Pro 2017 because back in 2010 I had a MacBook pro as well and ...
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How can I politely ask my money back? [duplicate]

I lent some money to a friend two months ago, in order to help him start his own job. He asked me if I could give him 350€ to pay some workers that had done some wall painting at his place, and that ...
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How can I politely tell someone I won't do my job for free?

I am a relatively open individual who is shy (for lack of a better word) around new people. One of my coworkers has a business and is asking for my help as a financial analyst outside of work, and ...
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How to ask someone to pay fees on time

As a tutor I have to ask students to pay their fees. Most of them pay the fees but almost at the end of the course. None pay within the first month or so. Most students feel urging them to pay their ...
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How should I deal with a close relative that “uses” my possessions?

Anybody who has a sibling when growing up knows what it means to get his/her possessions taken without giving any permission, especially if they are the same sex and around the same age. This is ...
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Dealing with a colleague who never wants to pay when we eat out?

I work at an IT MNC. We have a large campus and many eateries. Whenever we go out for eating he stands away from the payment queue and just tells what he would like to have. At first I ignored it. ...
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How to handle someone's getting angry over things I have no obligation to? [closed]

A continuation from Should I help pay for a traffic ticket someone got while helping me?. Despite what people answer in that thread "You are not obliged to pay the ticket", there's a chance he will ...
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How to ask a friend to repay me?

I have one friend that always borrows money. He has been one of my closest friends for most of my life, and normally he's pretty trustworthy when it comes to paying me back. However, as of late, he ...
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How do I dismiss a stranger asking for money?

I'm not sure if the answers to Appropriate ways to dismiss street vendors? apply to this situation, as it is about people asking for money without a compensation. That's why I'm asking a new question ...
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How to help my friend so he doesn't rely on me financially as much?

Context I have a really good friend of mine, who has fallen on hard times. He got screwed over by his old boss, which made him lose his job, house and girlfriend (within a 4 week period). He's an ...
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Difficult family conflict about inheritance

My mother died 2 years ago and left a house to me and my two younger brothers. She wasn't very good with money and got herself in financial difficulty about 10 years ago and had to be helped with a ...
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Why are people unwilling to share information about their salary?

Reading this question I was surprised that it seems to be common sense that people do not want to share this information and might even get upset, if someone asks them how much they earn. Is this ...
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How should I handle disagreeing with my sisters cash cow milking? [closed]

Inspired by this question: How to avoid being seen as a cash cow by my family?, I wanted to ask how my own situation should be handled. We are not rich, but also not poor. My sister has two little ...
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Should I ask my parents if our insurance covers therapy? [closed]

I'm a 21-year-old college student who's currently working almost 1000 miles away from home (From CA, currently residing in Seattle, WA) for an internship. I don't know exactly why, but I am extremely ...
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Offering Payment for a Favour

In the United Kingdom or Ireland, when is it appropriate to offer payment to a friend who has done you a favour? For instance: a very close friend gives you a ride to a doctor's appointment. How ...
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How to respond when a friend mentions their financial issues?

I'm usually uncomfortable when a friend mentions her lack of money during a casual conversation. The topic of money itself doesn't make me uncomfortable, but the fact that I really don't know what to ...
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How can I politely make an offer on a used vehicle?

This is the first time I buy a vehicle on my own, so I have no experience in this matter. Today I will be meeting someone who is selling their motorbike. I think he is asking too much for it so I want ...