Those who have been reading this blog for a while may remember that I loaned a friend money last year. I am happy to report that the loan was paid off this week. This was quite a bit later than the original schedule. I could have received the loan payoff this spring but I knew that my friend was struggling financially so I let the payment slide until he was better able to pay it. As a financial transaction the loan wasn’t a success but as a favor to a friend it worked well. He has done plenty of favors for me over the years so I was happy to give him a loan. The funny thing about this loan is that my friend probably makes about three times as much money as me and is single and yet I’m the one loaning him money.