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We lie about how much money we have...

Anonymous
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My DH and I both have great careers but we have never let on how much money we make. From all past conversations, we think our families are under the impression that we only make about half of what we do. They talk about money all the time but we feel like that is something that is personal and we do not want people asking us for loans. Is anyone else vague about their salary with family?

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 1, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 2:31 PM
Yup I am and I told my dad flat out the reason I won't discuss how much I make or my SO makes it because then he will start begging for money and claim its paying him back for various things he paid for when I was a kid/teen/early 20s
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dmcarpenter619
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 2:32 PM

 No one in the family, other my MIL, knows how much DH's salary is.  It is not their business.  The only reason MIL knows is because she helps me file our taxes.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 1, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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Definitely... If we did... We'd be asked for handouts left and right...
.stella.
by Silver Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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 Yep! No one else's business but our own ;)

VannaMae307
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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yes, I was raised that talking about finances is inappropriate. I still don't know how much my parents make, and if we ever struggled, it was never revealed or talked about. 

my4kids274
by Platinum Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM

It is not something we discuss with extended family either. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 1, 2013 at 2:34 PM
Yes we are intentionally
Kaliary
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 2:34 PM

We dont' talk about money... it's none of their buisness. 

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jacsmama022
by Silver Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 2:34 PM
I agree, no one's business but your own. I don't ask my family how much they make so I don't expect them to ask me.
tntmomof2
by Platinum Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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We live modestly so no one has a clue. We do spend a lot on vacations and the kids activities but no one has a clue how much those things are so I always thought they believed we made a lot less than DH does. That's until last month when my sister asked me for a $525k loan. I guess I don't have them as fooled as I thought I did.
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