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ShadowTMDG

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Re: Joint Checking Account- Yay or Nay
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2004, 12:04:47 PM »
If you decide on going with the joint checking account, make sure you're always on your best behavior and you're never going to breakup with her (If that's the case why don't you just marry her?).  Allowing her direct access to your funds allows her to punish you if she thinks you've been bad or if you've broken her heart.  Kind of like when you let a girl borrow your shirt - she keeps it while you're together then destroys it when you break up with her.

Personally, I would never do it - you lose your right to privacy (even if you have nothing to hide, you should still protect your right) and you make it that much more complicated if something should ever happen to the relationship.

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Re: Joint Checking Account- Yay or Nay
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2004, 12:05:32 PM »
If you decide on going with the joint checking account, make sure you're always on your best behavior and you're never going to breakup with her (If that's the case why don't you just marry her?).  Allowing her direct access to your funds allows her to punish you if she thinks you've been bad or if you've broken her heart.  Kind of like when you let a girl borrow your shirt - she keeps it while you're together then destroys it when you break up with her.

Personally, I would never do it - you lose your right to privacy (even if you have nothing to hide, you should still protect your right) and you make it that much more complicated if something should ever happen to the relationship.

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Re: Joint Checking Account- Yay or Nay
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2004, 12:08:02 PM »
If you trust this person with unlimited legal access to your money and cannot anticipate a situation that would cause you to change your mind, then get a joint account.

In other words, no way.