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Do you have friends who are not very good with money? What do they do? Should you try to help them?

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nicolai 20 March, 2017 - 15:52

I have a lots of friends are not good with money,to help them out i'll always gives them other options to earn money by their own efforts,

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Elsa007 27 April, 2017 - 10:27

Hi nicolai,
Wow.... maybe you look dependable! I'm trustworthy though! Money always can be troubles which may break good human relations as well. We must be careful...!

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unicorn13 27 February, 2017 - 09:08

Normally, my friends forget their money or lose it so sometimes I invite them to buy anything below 40 cents in the candy store. I don't want to give very much because I need it more than they do. I love this web page, it's wonderful!

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mmm_MMM 4 December, 2016 - 20:49

I have few friends who need to borrow money from time to time. I'm happy to lend them money in such situations

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amawes 7 October, 2016 - 07:17

No all of my friends handle their money pretty well and I don' see that I need to help them with anything.

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SunnyBunny 21 September, 2016 - 17:27

In my opinion, money can destroy the friendship. Of course it is very important to support each other, but better not with money.

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Ponfin 20 September, 2016 - 13:32

None of my friends need to borrow money from me so I don't have any issues with people borrowing my money.

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joycezhang 26 August, 2016 - 01:27

Idon't remember i have any friend borrow money from me, but i will help out if they really need it.
Very useful video and practice, i like it!!!

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ruya 2 April, 2015 - 12:26

I also have a friend who lends from me lots of money but I always handed over to her because i know she needs it and I understand that she is not rich. So i am glad to help someone who needs my help.

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Lbird97 10 February, 2015 - 11:54

I have a friend he was usually make ends meet in school, because he was often buy a lots of food durng the recess period. He had lend money from me and i borrowed his. Fortunately, he always pay back to me after two or three days. However, now we are also be friend but he never lend money from me because he is good with money now.

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Jamson 13 May, 2014 - 19:39

Once my friend was in a bad situation and she need much money, I tried to hand it over her. Afterward, she still didn't afford to pay me back. That's fine because, above all, we are good friends ^^

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Avangaline03 1 April, 2014 - 14:13

Yeah like I have loads of friends who are not good with money, Only me and my Best friend are good with money. One time I gave My friend 5 bucks and like i kept asking her to give it back, so at the end she gave my 5 Bucks about 3-4 months after! :D

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AnaB 25 November, 2013 - 15:31

Mmm yeah, I have one friend who isn't very good with money. IDK. The only thing I know about her is that she isn't excellent student, she's very good. She hasn't mother. She left out her. She has father and brother. I think. Yeah, we are hanging out with her, we are inviting her to come with us, we go out together, we invite her on birthdays.... And I agree with Natalija. I think the same think as she. I don't give her money, becase I don't wanna she to get me wrong. Only when is her birthday, and like a birthday present sometimes I give it to her clothes, money.... something like that. But I really respect her. She's nice person. She hasn't got lot friends. She knows that we are always here for here. We are not best friend, burt we are society and we always, always hang put together. :)

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Jonathan - Coor... 26 November, 2013 - 01:17

Hi AnaB. Nice comment! It sounds like you are a good friend to her and I'm sure she appreciates it.
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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saba 15 September, 2013 - 18:06

i don't have poor friends and even if i did i couldn't do any thing 4 them but offer my simpathy and i would try to by him or her gifts and make her or him feel comfortable but belive it or not i've never had a poor or needy person in my life and i don't know what ishould do if i had a needy friend anyway it isn't that much important if my friend is rich or poor i only care about my friends personality

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creativilly 4 September, 2013 - 20:20

It is so difficult with the good relationships between rich and poor teenagers in the modern world.... There are unnecessary divisions... We are all people! No matter what we wear, or how modern are our phones !The most precious thing we have, is our soul.

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xxNastyxx 3 September, 2013 - 09:15

Maybe I'm not good with money.. and I have some rich friends... but I never ask them to borrow me money.

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someoneintheworld 1 September, 2013 - 10:59

Yes, our classroom has a student like this. We try to help her but we don't say her the help.

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June 18 August, 2013 - 16:38

You made a right decision, I think. Friends are not the tools which we can use to finish our purposes. In fact, I always find it difficult to make friends. I can keep a normal relationship with them but I just can't go any further. And the truth is I have no close friends. One of my friends always says that she is my best friend. However, I've been wondering about that all the time. What has she done for me? Laughed at me when I got bad grades? Made fun of me whenever she liked to do? Blamed me for something that I hadn't done? Asked me for help and then said I hadn't done anything for her? She even tells everyone that I seem to be nice but actually evil inside. I sat on the floor and cried a lot. But I can't get away from her because my family owes hers many things. And now, I'm still looking for a true friend.

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