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ptr2593
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Registered: ‎08-14-2011
Re: Financial Follies that Break the Relationship

Ok maybe I'm missing something here, but I can't get this thought out of my head after reading the OP.

 

Your GF was hesitant to get a CC because she was worried she wouldn't be able to control her spending.  Now she has a CC and refuses to use it for the same reason.

 

Isn't refusing to use it a sign that she can control her spending?  In my mind, keeping a CC in the sock drawer is equivalent to managing your spending from a practical point of view.  Does that make sense?

If you can keep yourself from using a card, why can't you also keep yourself from overcharging?

 

Seems like she's worried about nothing! 

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