6 Financial Deadbeats to Avoid

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The check dodger. Every time you go out to eat, your friend offers to split the check. But when the check comes around, she claims she’s short on cash and she’ll pay you back the next time. She’s just like Lynn from the TV show Girlfriends, who had more than her fair share of free lunches at her friends’ expense. The solution? Ask the waiter for separate checks. If that’s not possible, cancel your next lunch date. Maybe she’ll get the picture and pick up the tab next time--but don’t hold your breath.

The check dodger. Every time you go out to eat, your friend offers to split…