I remember having a friend in the past who was always broke. We were not really close, but somehow we used to meet from time to time for some reason. I remember how difficult for me it was to have such a friend. She was a burden rather than a friend. If I had a friend like this one again, I would make sure not to lend them any money anymore. I just happened to notice that lending money to your broke friends does not solve anything. If you have a broke friend and want to help him or her, sit down with them and plan a budget instead. This should help a lot more than just giving them money.