They say, more friends, the merrier. What to do if one of your friends is only your friend so they can leach on to you and suck you financially dry? When they are tagging along with you, they will not miss an opportunity to mooch off you.
These types of friends will use your generosity to take your money in a very smart fashion. For them, you will be their own personal bank account. You need to eject them from your life, but how do you spot these money-hungry and money-robbing leaches? Well, here are four signs you need to be on the lookout for:
They Never Have Money to Pitch In
When you go out to eat with your other friends or just them, you can count on them never to pay their share. Instead, you will be paying theirs and yours share. When you host parties and delegate certain people to bring food to your place, they will not offer to bring anything. They will only come to eat the food, but will never pay anything out of their own pocket.
They Never Pay You Back
They will ask you to pay for them on numerous occasions. They will make some excuse for not having any money on hand and you will end up paying for them. You can do your best to ask them to repay you what they owe, but their never-ending list of excuses will make you quit asking for it after a while. With them, you can forget about ever getting your money back. It is a lost cause! Forget about it!
They Will Always Play the Guilt Card
If your friend is a single parent or you earn more than they do, they may expect you to get the tab each time. They are an adult and need to own up to the financial responsibilities that come with age. You may be a considerate person, but you are not responsible for them. You can pay their share one time, okay, two times, but if it becomes a recurrent habit, they are not your friend.
They Always Have a Million Excuses
This sign ties in very well with the first and second signs. If your friend always comes up with an excuse to justify why they cannot pitch in money, you need to let them go. Moreover, when you need cash, they will not offer to pay for you and will have another reason explaining why they cannot.
You will have to arrange money regardless, which is horrible. Moreover, if your friend has a job, but still complains about their financial hardship, see this is as a definite sign to let them go. You do not need friends like that your life.
Do you recognize a friend in your circle that exhibits any of these four traits? If you do, you need to distance yourself from them or else, they will keep mooching off you.