We’ve all had that one friend who never seems to pay us back. Instead of bugging your friend, go out to lunch and bring up the loan when the bill comes.
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Money Under 30 offers this sneaky tip to get your money back:
My favourite trick is to invite the friend to dinner, strategically ordering just enough food to cover the debt, then casually mention when the bill comes that, by some crazy coincidence, your portion matches what he owes you for that thing.
If he hems and haws, make it a hard sell by revealing that you’ve forgotten your wallet. You can take this to the next level by actually forgetting your wallet, but he had better bring his unless you want to spend the evening washing dishes.
Of course, this tactic is risky and could jeopardize the friendship. I’d suggest using it as a last resort when most other options have failed. Don’t expect that friend to accept another meal invite from you either.
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