Audio: Responding to Relatives Who Want Money

What to do if you are asked to pass the turkey...along with some cash.


LISTEN: Tips for When Relatives Ask for Loans

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This weekend, I spoke with WTOP in Washington about what to do if Thanksgiving turns into an awkward family discussion about whether you can lend money to needy relatives. We talked about why it's OK to say "No," how to reject requests firmly, and the best ways to go about giving money if you decide to do so.