Have you ever been in a situation where a friend or family member comes to you and asks for money? Whether you are rich or not, you may be able to help. However, it might not be the best idea. It may be best to ask them to look for help elsewhere. It may seem awful, but you’ll maintain a relationship with them without jeopardizing it. Being rich and having money changes people and the way they act around others who suddenly come into money. You never know if you’ll get your money back once you help someone out.
People on Reddit were asked to share their money-begging horror stories, and they don’t disappoint. Maybe they became rich from an everyday item. Either way, you’ll see stories of guilt, friendships gone awry, and even stories of pure disappearance. It may seem like a good idea to help friends and family when they need it, but it rarely ends the way people hope. Read ahead for 20 stories from Reddit from rich people who were suddenly asked for loans and more. Some of these stories are ridiculous and others are just plain sad. You won’t believe some of these responses.
20. They Just Wanted Money
Travelingwildheart said, “I had a family member in the ’90s who attained a massive compensation payout (rumor it was around half a mill). He was a single, childless man, in his 40s, still living with his parents. At a time, he could’ve bought two houses in the area he lived in. Had some dodgy friends before the payout. Anyway, he ended up selling his parents’ car from underneath them (they were REALLY upset about this because he didn’t ask if it was ok & they had fancy number plates), bought them a brand new car. He meets a sex worker. She suddenly becomes his girlfriend.
“She then asks him to give her and her dad money because he was sick/about to get evicted. His dodgy friends start coming around more often, bring more friends too, doing more dodgy stuff together. So he’s blowing through all this money. Buying cars, furniture, and god knows what else for his friends and girlfriend. As soon as the money runs out? Of which it did, after apparently about 2 or 3 years. The girlfriend disappears. The dodgy mates dry up. He ends up back on welfare and living with his elderly parents. My Extended family couldn’t believe how he did it.”