Ken and Daria Dolan, America's First Family of Personal Finance, answer your money questions every Friday.
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Lending money is a touchy subject and in our current volatile economy, it's not uncommon for family and friends to turn to each other for a loan. We know how much you care for your loved ones, but this is a big step that could cause future problems and financial loss.
Before co-signing any loan, here's what you need to consider.
Dear Ken and Daria,
My grandson asked me to co-sign a loan, but I'm reluctant to do so because I recently retired. Should I sign?
If you do decide to loan money to a family member, protect yourself with Ken and Daria's sample loan note.
Ask the Dolans: Should I co-sign a loan for a family member?