When your credit limit is too low to buy what you want?

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Postby silver6054 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:10 am

I think this is a little like telling an abused wife "just leave!" which isn't so easy for the victim to do (and of course sometimes ends very badly). Like the battered spouse, it sounds like the parents are ultra controlling. That's why I think specialized help is needed, although putting distance between them is probably a good first step.

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Postby Midori » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:45 am

I know you've got a lot going on, but I'm a little worried. You're talking about buying an $1800 tv to get back at your dad for meddling with your other tv, but you're also talking about having difficulty putting in/tying up $1500 for a checking account. (Many checking accounts waive the minimum balance if you have your paycheck direct-deposited into checking, as you'd mentioned you do with your Bluebird.) You're feeling embarrassed that you only put $300-$500/month on your card, but you're looking at paying 3-6x that amount for a revenge purchase. And you have a lot of anger going on--- screaming at the bank president (yes, they messed up and were in the wrong); screaming at your parents (yes, they've messed up and were in the wrong)--- but screaming isn't really the most effective, adult means of communication, and reflects poorly on the scream-er, no matter how much in the wrong the screamed-at is. :o(

Are there any other (mental? physical? health? something?) issues at play that would help us understand why your parents are still so involved with your financial decisions/relationships/life? The details of how family members are conducting themselves are reminding me of an adult dependent situation I experienced recently, and included a financial power of attorney.

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