I've always hated my name because it's really uncommon and my teachers and even some of my friends pronounce it incorrectly (even after several corrections). I eventually got sick of it and researched legal name changes and the procedures and decided to save up for a name change after asking my mum and dad (to which they answered yes).
Last week I told my parents that I'd saved up $300 from chores and my birthday money. I told them that it's more than enough for the name change with post, handling etc. and they told me how proud they were about me being able to handle money like that.
Beginning of this week, I gathered up almost all the ID that I needed and put it in a folder. I couldn't find the envelope with my money so I started asking my parents and they told me they hadn't seen it. I looked all around the house and couldn't find the money. The entire time, my parents just sat there watching me and didn't help look for it when I asked. In the end I just gave up and thought it wou... keep reading on reddit ➡
Sometimes the mommy vlog world just makes me sick, between the Stauffer family "re-homing" the difficult special needs child they adopted from a third world country because it was "too much", and the vapid nature of the Ace family and their sketchy philanthropic endeavours, it feels like children are turning into commodities instead of being nurtured and cared for as vulnerable minors.
They don't get a voice, they don't get to agree or disagree in allowing the internet access to their growth and development. The copious amounts of blog articles, IG posts and Youtube videos of their childrens lives from the first weeks of pregnancy onward has come to a point where people are getting pregnant on purpose in order get views, they are adopting kids from other countries in order to get praise, they are buying puppies they don't train because it's clickbait. I can bypass the other platforms to do with makeup and fashion and travel and fitness without much trouble because it's not a genre tha... keep reading on reddit ➡
If you don't have a prenup then that's your choice. But if you get caught cheating on your husband and file for divorce you don't deserve a single cent. That goes for man and woman.
Edit: this blew up so I'm answering some questions here
2: u/BrightOrangeCrayon is trolling through the whole sub and I'm not giving an as*clowns like that the satisfaction of an argument. It left about 10 comments spouting sexist hatred :)
3: I'm in europe
4: yea it's for both genders, yes if the husband cheats and the woman is the provider he doesn't deserve shit. Yes if the cheating party is the provider they pay
5: division of... keep reading on reddit ➡
So my(25m) sister(19f) is staying with me during quarantine because I live in her college city and our mom is across the country. I live in a two bedroom apartment, but the second bedroom I had been using as a game room/office.
Our mom sent her some money for a bed when she moved in, but my sister spent it on a new computer. Since then she’s been sleeping in a sleeping bag on the floor. For about a month now she’s been whining that it’s uncomfortable and I’d just been ignoring her. Apparently she texted my girlfriend about it because when I talked to her she said it’s “inhumane” that I’m making her sleep on the floor and I should buy a cheap bed for her.
I don’t see why I should have to since she can move back with my mom, or sell her computer and buy a bed. She was given money, it’s not like she didn’t have a chance.
Having money is synonymous with having your needs met and feeling safe and secure.
People can talk in a grandiose manner and say that “money doesn’t matter” or that “money can’t buy happiness”...but it can and it does.
If you’re not financially secure, you can’t be happy in this day and age.
^Obligatory ^NoT ^aLL ^mEn
Recently, there has been a massive amount of posts suggesting that sex-workers 'prey' or 'take advantage' of emotionally fragile men and con them for their money.
This rhetoric is insane. It's widely seen in /r/ConsumeProduct and in any set of comments where a post references a web sex worker. I'm a stripper. Every single night I work I'm sexually assaulted (or just plain physically).
I can do NOTHING about it because it's "part of the job".
I have to allow them to sexually assault me "3 times" before I'm allowed to end a dance.
These men walk into the strip club, pay the entry fee, and take out cash from our ATM, hundreds of dollars - and somehow I'm taking advantage of them?
These men who earn a yearly wage that's greater than my entire lineage combined, and are on average 2 decades older than me?
**I'm taking advantage of them? **
Men watch HOURS of free porn, [not knowing whether the porn is obtained consensually](https://fightthenew... keep reading on reddit ➡
‘I’ll just have a little poke for old times sake’...
46F, married with two children 16F and 15M, need an outside perspective on this situation
My daughter doesn't have a job but does get a decent allowance, so it didn't really hit any alarms that she had money to spend on makeup and clothes. In the last few months she made several large purchases, including new video games without asking for any money. My husband and I confronted her about where she had gotten the money from, at first she gave a vague answer about saving, but when I pressed the issue she admitted that she was making money online. She has been claiming to be "a psychic" and charging people to "contact spirits". she showed us her Facebook page where she contacts her customers.
At first she clearly thought the whole thing was a bit funny, but my husband got very upset about it, at which point she shut up and started insisting she sincerely believes in this. I really, truly don't think that my daughter actually believes she is psychic and can commune with the dead. Im no... keep reading on reddit ➡
I think this is the fastest way to reduce incidents of police brutality. Simply make them accountable the same as everyone else for their choices.
If violent cops had to pay their own legal fees and were held to a higher standard of conduct there would be very few violent cops left on the street in six months.
The system is designed to insulate them against criminal and civil action to prevent frivolous lawsuits from causing decay to civil order, but this has led to an even worse problem, with an even bigger impact on civil order.
If police unions want to foot the bill, let them, but stop taking taxpayer money to defend violent cops accused of injuring/killing taxpayers. It's a broken system that needs to change.
The reason I ask, is because I need to go get my car inspected and that reminds me of a great deal I made. When buying my car over 5 years ago, the finance guy talked us into adding one their dealerships bonus package. It came with a bunch of things I don’t remember but it only cost $250 and was added to the loan. The parts of the bonus package I do remember are we got 6 free oil changes, and free inspections for all my cars for life (well for as long as I own my car, but they said as long I don’t walk in there and specifically say I don’t have the one I bought from them, life).
We did it, paid off car loan in under 1.5 years, and used all the oil changes and still go back (about 3 miles from our house, or other location is 4 miles from work) to get inspections.
When we now take our car somewhere else for the oil change it costs around $40 and inspections in my state are $25.50. Meaning that we have saved $245 already less interest. (Math: $40 x 6 oil changes = $240, $25.50 x 5 ye... keep reading on reddit ➡
It's time for Money In The Bank!
|Jeff Hardy vs. Cesaro||Singles match|
|Asuka vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Nia Jax vs. Dana Brooke vs. Lacey Evans vs. Carmella||Money in the Bank ladder match for a women's championship match contract|
|Daniel Bryan vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Aleister Black vs. King Corbin vs. Otis vs. AJ Styles||Money in the Bank ladder match for a world championship match contract|
|Braun Strowman (c) vs. Bray Wyatt||Singles match for the WWE Universal Championship|
|Bayley (c) vs. Tamina||Singles match for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship|
|Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Seth Rollins||Singles match for the WWE Championship|
The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) (c) vs. The Miz and John Morrison vs. The Forgotten Sons (Steve Cutler, Jaxson Ryker, and/or Wesley Blake) vs. **Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik and Lince... keep reading on reddit ➡
I see so many reviews about Valorant having "bad" graphics. But I think it's great because more people, like me with a low-end computer, can actually play it. It still looks good, and gameplay is more important than looks in my opinion.
Recently i started doing art commissions and I've been thinking of saving like 20%/30% of every income. Like if i get 20 euro I'll put 4 into savings etc and spend the other 16 in stuff. Is it worth it at this age? idk if it's useful but i live in italy
Edit: wtf i didn't expect this to get so many upvotes. btw thank you all for the advice!
Edit 2: I'm trying to reply and read every comment but there are so many! thank you all again :D
I've just checked their website, and I'm struggling to find what the money is being used for. It says to 'liberate black people' but what does this mean? What actions are being taken with money etc.
I would love to donate but I want to donate to a reputable organisation that I can trust will help people at the grassroots level and not just pocket the money for itself.
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It would be different if Amazon actually had to pay taxes.
It would be different if we had free/affordable health care.
It would be different if the people living paycheck to paycheck didn’t have to pay all the taxes instead of the corporations who have billions of dollars.
I wouldn’t give a flying fuck about how much money he has if we had a fair system.
I know he doesn’t have that much money in his pockets and how net worth works, but still.
Trickle down economics DOES NOT WORK.
My generation feels like they have no hope. I’m 22, I should be feeling hopeful and excited for adult life. But I’m not. I’m scared. I’m terrified. I don’t want to live life paycheck to paycheck while a billionaire gets to skip out on taxes. It’s not right.
We wouldn’t care how much money someone has if there was livable minimum wage, free healthcare, fair taxation. We could pay for free healthcare with the tax on corporations for fuck’s sake.
That’s all we’re trying to say.
I, 29, hate debt. It's nothing but a weight around your ankles to keep you from moving ahead with your life. I was lucky enough to get scholarships for most of college, and paid off the loans I did have to get ASAP. I did go ahead and buy a new car for the increased safety features, but only have a few thousand left on that loan, because again, aggressive paying it off. I just bought a house because a mortgage is half of what my old apartment rent was, but I plan on being aggressive with this too, and hopefully have it paid off in a fraction of the time. Long story shit, I fucking hate debt. Makes me very anxious and feel physically sick.
My gf, 29, on the other hand, has a ton of debt, and doesn't really care. She has student loans, her car, and her credit card, and is making the bare minimum payments so she has extra money to play with each month.
Because I do love her, and could theoretically see myself spending my life with her, I made her a deal - she could live in my house, re... keep reading on reddit ➡
So me (44M) and my ex-wife (43F) divorced six years ago after I discovered she was having an affair with a guy from work. She married the guy a year later and we have 50/50 custody of our son (15M). I met my girlfriend (39F) two years ago and she has now moved in. For our son's 15th birthday me and my girlfriend visited my ex and her new husband because I wanted my son's birthday to be nice for him with both of his parents as well as his stepdad and dad's girlfriend, whom he has a good relationship with too. He got £160 birthday money from all his relatives, including some rich ones who like to spoil him. He was very happy as he is into photography and he is saving up for a professional camera.
The other day while he was at mine, we were having dinner and then his phone vibrated and he went on it and looked like he was typing. We have a strict no phone at the table rule so my girlfriend told him to put it down, he refused and said he was busy, so I told him hand it over. He refused so... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, my 14 year old son recently caused a huge disruption in class. Because of the quarantine all of my sons classes have been moved online. Earlier this week, during one of his classes he made a disgusting racist comment in his classes zoom chat.
The teacher of this class is a young African american woman. During class, a student, who according to the school was also African american, asked the teacher a question. While she was answering my son posted in the chat "Fuck, when will these dirty n****** just shut the fuck up already?". Apparently, he had been messaging a friend over discord during class and accidentally posted in the zoom instead of a private message. The class immediately went into an uproar and the teacher had to end class for the day because of it. The teacher has gone to the administration about this with an external recording of the class that included the chat log, he is now facing administrative action.
Suffice to say, me and my wife are absolutely disguste... keep reading on reddit ➡
Through a Facebook group, I just found out that my landlord is a total dick who has screwed over other tenants in the past.
Next month, I move into a new flat with unlimited utilities included on a full year's lease (I checked, no 'reasonable use' clause in the contract).
How do I abuse this to my financial gain? What can I do with insane amounts of electricity that make money without a huge amount of financial investment from me?
Thanks for ideas!
Felt like I needed to get this off my chest. I got greedy and just wanted to make a quick buck like I was living in the Big Short movie since it feels like we are in that moment. No matter how many hundreds of hours of research I did or learn (useless) chart patterns and trading indicators, i still got wiped clean with a 99% failure rate. I learnt the hard way that you just can’t beat the market as a retail trader... I made more losses trading and shorting this damn market than I would have lost in index funds during the flash crashes in March earlier this year. In fact, I calculated that even if stocks crash by a further 50%, I would have still lost less money holding index funds than I would have trying to time the crash... Now I’ve lost 3 months of wages and feeling pretty shit about it.
just saw a post on Forbes asking users how they plan to use the $2000 a month stimulus that's getting talked about by a couple of congress persons.
Just reinforcing the rule to never account for money you don't have. Just like the talk about paying off student loans. If it hasn't happened already, don't account for it. The same can be said for bonuses, regardless how scheduled they are.