We've all had it happen — a dear friend shares their money woes. Whether it's struggling to keep a budget, spending too much or never having enough, it hurts to hear that a friend is struggling.
How do you respond when a friend approaches you with money problems? Do you listen and empathize? Offer solutions? Share what's working for you?
If you're someone who offers solutions, how do you do this without offending or hurting your friend?
And, honestly, why does it feel so awkward to broach these topics with friends?
I know this is a financially-minded group, so I'm really curious to hear how you all are managing these conversations while maintaining the friendship.