My sister, because I loaned her nearly $2000 to buy a computer once. It took her SIX YEARS to pay me back. Meanwhile she buys big screen tv, stereo, a BOAT?!? and goes on Disneyland vacations while she still owes me money! Excuse me?? And if I dared to remind her: "You try raising three kids!" Well, excuse me, how about no luxuries until I'm paid off?? And you had those 3 kids when you took my money! GGGGRRRRR
So, lesson learned: N E V E R loan money to family.