Reciprocal

I've known a college friend for 30 years but I secretly don't want to tell him how I made lot of gain on investment. He was always secretive about his finances in ungenerous ways so its reciprocal

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Anonymous

Sep 10, 2022 at 12:42pm

Money can't buy literacy

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I have a friend who is stressed to the max by his job

Sep 10, 2022 at 1:03pm

And claims he lost $500,000 in the 2008 crashiness.
I can tell you if he had anywhere near $500,000 he would have quit in a second.
Full of doodoo.

4 4Rating: 0

That's nowhere even close

Sep 10, 2022 at 3:18pm

To being a friendship.

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Bo

Sep 10, 2022 at 3:54pm

I have a friend who bragged about making even more money on a windfall of 500,000 while I was looking for work and running through my savings and she wonders why I don't want to hang out like we used to.

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So what are you saying?

Sep 10, 2022 at 5:45pm

You mad because someone made it difficult for you to mooch off them? I doubt they'd have the intention of mooching off you anyway.

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@I have a friend

Sep 10, 2022 at 7:40pm

I know someone who tells people that he had a million on the market and lost it all. In fact he claims to have made this million over and over again. Strangely, there’s zero evidence of any of it and he mooches off of everyone else.

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Bitcoin

Sep 10, 2022 at 8:39pm

A gentleman doesn't discuss money, if one does, he's a loser, it doesn't matter how much money they have. You are an adult, you can find other things to discuss.

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@Bo

Sep 11, 2022 at 1:54am

Yes, some people aren’t very good at reading the room. It’s so insensitive to be talking about how much money you’ve made to someone who is struggling. My favourite was my own brother whining about having to pay so much tax because he was earning so much interest on his millions and not renting out his investment home. While I was on disability due to an incurable disorder and had lost my home, my entire life savings just trying to live, and was in the verge of being homeless. He’s completely tone deaf to the struggles of anyone else.

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Grandma

Sep 11, 2022 at 7:46am

I don't think any friend is entitled to know another's financial situation. I wouldn't dream of asking even my best friend about her financial situation. It is simply none of my business. I don't understand the whole secretive about his finances in ungenerous ways.. He doesn't have to be generous as it's his money. Are you expecting something of him? Maybe I'm reading it the wrong way but the whole post stinks of entitlement not to mention immaturity. You have some valuable information that's made you money and want to keep it all to yourself because your friend did or didn't do this and that.. sounds a bit ridiculous, sorry.

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@@Bo

Sep 11, 2022 at 11:02am

Reminds me of my older brother, quite narcissistic, who got lucky and made millions on investments..while I was struggling after an accident, living in a $500 van. Smugly pulling up in a new Benz, telling me that my problems were not his problems and laughingly peeled out. I never asked him for any money BTW.
After the 2008 crash, he lost it all- while I did very well during that time by importing cheap US cars into Canada. Then he has the nerve to come ask me for a loan.

I told him that his problems were not my problems, and of course haven't seen nor heard from him in 14 years.

7 2Rating: +5

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