Sunday, April 18, 2010

Honesty and Money

This story on Ask MetaFilter just breaks my heart.

Basically, a woman has realized that her husband has been lying to her about money for the entirety of their relationship. Perhaps she should have seen this coming (early on, he stole her ATM card and took out $100; only confessed when the police were about to pull the security tape), but at this point, they've had electricity shut off twice due to his not paying the bill and lying about it, and she just discovered $4,000 in credit card debt that's gone to collections.

It's not as bad as it could have been--he hasn't opened cards in her name and run up huge balances and it doesn't seem like the money's been spent on other women or drug or gambling addictions. But still.

Makes me really thankful for Peanut. One of my old boyfriends had money management habits that were as bad as the ones in this story; there but for the grace...

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