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After spending 25 years sponging off a man...I finally have my own checking account.

   What am I going to do with all that money? (Which is almost none, because I teach school in NC, where teachers make little more than minimum wage.)

   I don’t know—

   More sex kitten shoes?

   A new fall jacket?

   Dinner at a fancy restaurant?

   Run away from home?



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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Feathermaye wrote Sep 30, 2008
    • LOL! All of the above, I say!

      Congrats on the independence, by the way. That’s a wonderful thing to do for yourself.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 30, 2008
    • My husband and I share a checking account but I also have my own and always have. It feels good to be able to buy him gifts for Christmas and not take the money out of the joint account. It feels good to have my own financial identity.

      The main reason I started this practice so many years ago was watching the control that the men in some of my friend’s lives put on money. I have a friend who’s husband hid money from her; she had no idea just how much they had or how much was saved for their future. He only put enough in the check book for her to use on groceries and even then she had to produce a receipt for every penny that came out of that checkbook. It was unnerving.

      Congrats to you. Enjoy it!

      Cynthia



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