Depending on how close the friends are, you may have to complete all 10 items on the checklist and possibly some of them multiple times. Don’t worry, though; do these enough and you won’t be bothered by those people anymore.
Number 10. Accept dinner invitations at your friends’ house and never return the favor. Let’s face it, eating out can be expensive. What better way to get a home-cooked meal without preparing or paying for it!
Number 9. Whenever you go on a trip, to the movies, to play golf, etc., always let your friends drive and never pay for gas. At $4 per gallon, you can save a lot of money by enjoying the ride form the passenger seat.
Number 8. Borrow tools, toys, clothing, whatever…it doesn’t matter as long as you can depreciate your friend’s belongings and not have to purchase your own.
Number 7. Pay back debts without cash. Here’s a really good, but subtle way to get ahead. It’s best explained through an example. Assume that you owe your friend $50. Purchase something for him/her that is less than that amount and when s/he tries to pay you back just say “I owe you some money
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