Lending Money 

Brother, can you spare a dime? COVID is causing havoc with peoples finances. If you been asked to lend money, this agreement is for you. Are your family and friends involved? Trust is admirable—we're talking about Aunt Melissa, after all. But you'll be better off if you treat your loan as a business arrangement. Of course give a gift if you want but you may one day wish you'd signed an agreement and your money was paid back.

The Lending Money Agreement is friendly, non-threatening, and respects your relationship with your good friend or loved one. 

This is one of 17 agreements from the e-book Better Than A Handshake: The Printed Promise. 

The agreement includes:

  • Sample Invitation to discuss and fill in this agreement. 
  • Printed promises
  • Smart questions that prompt actions and anticipate outcomes
  • Ability to customize to your specific situation
  • Downloadable, easy to use, fillable PDF
  • Additional support material, i.e., schedules and attachments
  • Agreement download emailed to you directly upon purchase
  • Professional, yet friendly, design
  • Electronic signature ready

My sister, Liz (left), and I discuss the advantages of using this money lending agreement.

"Creditors have better memories than debtors." — Benjamin Franklin

"It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend." — William Blake

Please note: for best results filling out the PDF document electronically, download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free on your device, and open the document using that program.

If you are interested in the agreement with the additional educational introduction including how to use the agreement, you can find it here

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