“Like most wealthy men Jack rarely carried cash and was notorious among his friends for leaving them to pick up the tab.”- Sarah Bradford, Jackie’s Biographer.
Jack Kennedy is one of my fave presidents. But when I read about how Jack handled money, courtesy of Jackie’s bio, all I had to say was, “Oh, Jack…”
Not cool. Of course it’s nice to treat friends (plus boyfriends and girlfriends) on occasion, but it shouldn’t be forced.
I always make sure I have the means to pay before I buy. But if something runs amuck, I pay back my friend ASAP over email.
Stay cool and always have cash on hand!
(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)