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Re: Boyfriend wants to sign up for utility - gets hit with security fees

You say that both of you had financial problems in the past.  You managed to work to fix those problems and seem to be doing well from that stand point.  I understand that you have him as an AU on one card that he has in his possession with a $500 limit.  What is it with the "we" stuff - like "we" need to check his CRs?  You are both in your 30's.  Isn't it time for him to take financial responsibility on his own?  If you can work on fixing your credit, then he should be able to (on his own), without having to be added as AU or without him needing someone to get his utilities for him.  Unless he gets his act straight very quickly, I'd be very careful letting him move in with you (after he has had a chance to live on his own, as you say).  He really needs to start establishing credit on his own.

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