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One of the potential pitfalls of a loan between friends or family is their informality. A handshake is a popular way to cement a deal, but a written document is a better idea for both sides. That’s because problems can arise when the friend lending the money expects it to be returned within a short time, while the borrower believes he or she can pay it back over an indefinite period.
When lending money to a loved one, it’s often hard to insist on knowing when the loan will be paid or to ask for regular payments. To protect your relationship and your wallet, it’s best to put it in writing. Write down the amount of the loan, when and how it will be paid off and if the borrower will pay any interest. This kind of promissory note clarifies the borrower’s responsibilities and can help prevent misunderstandings later. The note should be signed by both borrower and lender and each one should keep a copy.