Sunday, December 03, 2006

"Nor a lender be"
You wouldn’t believe this but although I worked in a bank when I was younger and was pretty well paid, I never seemed to have any money. I remember that one year I had to buy a new car because my old banger wasn’t road worthy anymore. I only needed to borrow £100, quite a lot in those days, and wasn’t in a position to take out a bank loan and pay their interest rates, this is where my sister stepped in. She was married to a farmer at the time and was pretty well off so she offered to loan me the money. I swore I would pay it back regularly and bought my new car. As it happens, some months I couldn’t afford to pay her and it went on for a lot longer than it should, but I eventually paid her back. She was kind because she never complained or mentioned the word ‘interest’. Sadly she and her husband divorced and financially, things got pretty nasty between them and the loan that my sister made me was brought up. Her husband maintained that she’d charged me interest. I don’t understand why my poor sister was made to explain our little transaction in her divorce proceedings, but I always thought that it was mean after she’d been so generous to me. The money came from her savings anyway. If only we’d had the internet in those days, perhaps I could have looked at a site that offers help in finding the best deals as quickly as possible for a faxless cash advance , without worrying about knock on effects.

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