Ask Amy: Forgive repayment request, then forget it

  • Article by: AMY DICKINSON
  • Updated: September 20, 2013 - 1:38 PM

Dear Amy: Twenty-plus years ago my older sister lent me $3,000 at a time when I was struggling to make ends meet. I promised to repay the loan before the end of that year. The time came, and I wrote my sister a check for the full amount but she did not cash it, saying she did not need the money and that the loan was forgiven.

  • 2
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 2 of 2
suefranpatSep. 20, 13 2:34 PM

Letter 2: Write a check directly to the charity and submit it to the charity IF YOU WISH. Otherwise, just a give to the friend. Letter 3: Doesn't matter if it's a "girl" or a "grown woman." Be there for her. She's got problems and will have more problems.

6
0
tcatheartSep. 22, 13 8:35 PM

I've never heard of such a request as in letter #2. There is no way I would write an extra check to the family. a) How do I know the money actually ends up at that charity? b) What if I choose to donate to other charities? I should not feel guilted into donating to that one too. 3) Why should that family get the tax deduction and not me? Its just weird any way you cut it...

7
0
  • 1 - 2 of 2

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT