I have a dilema, that I thought I would ask your opinion on.
I am close to buying a house and am scraping together the deposit (down-payment). Its a large amount and I having to borrow of my mum and brother and many other sources.
Now, my best friend owes me around 3000 dollars. This money would really help me out.
This guys is really nice guy and I know that if he had ALL of it, he would pay me it. Now he comes from a very rich family but he has no direct access to his parents' money and has to work very, very hard for his small income. To give you an example, he works in the region of 80 hours per week and gets paid around 250 dollars per week by his father. His dad is very strict.
So my question is do I just be really firm with him and tell him that I need it NOW?
I don't know where he would get it from, but maybe he could ask a sibling. He definitely couldn't ask his father because I know him and his father would beat him down. Now, he does go drinking evey other week and spend in the region of 100 to 200 dollars. So I think "why doesn't he just pay me with that".
I really could do with the money. So maybe I shouldn't care where he gets it from and should simply demand it. My Mrs is always furious at me for not demanding the money.