Money To Live

January 26, 2010

Ghosts of boyfriends past

Filed under: Uncategorized — by moneytolive @ 5:00 am

Every month, I think of a guy I briefly dated 6 years ago in November. How do I remember that I dated him 6 years ago in November? I took his advice and got a Series I Savings Bond. When I update my finances spreadsheet monthly, I update the value of that bond by entering the serial # and month purchased into a calculator at Treasury Direct.

After the bond guy, I dated a guy who suggested NetBank. It had great returns on a checking/money-market account, so I got an account. My relationship with the bank ended in a similar way to how my relationship ended with this guy – bitterly and as quickly as possible. NetBank had horrible customer service and charged me $40 in fees one month for exceeding my transaction limit. I did not know that transactions to my taxable retirement account would be processed separately — I expected one transaction would draw the funds from the account and then the brokerage firm would divvy the amount up into my different investments. Not so.

These are pretty minor finance stories with my exes. Fortunately, I never co-signed on a loan for a boyfriend who later didn’t pay.

Any stories of money and exes?


1 Comment »

  1. Your comment about ex-boyfriends reminds me of this… comic book I’m reading now called “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”. He meets this totally hip girl and he wants to date her, but first he has to do battle with her 6 evil ex-boyfriends. It’s kinda half about Scott and his slacker friends in toronto and they’re band, and half anime-style fight sequences. So good luck, and I hope no one but you ever has to unravel the financial implications of your evil ex-boyfriends!

    Comment by Ethan — January 29, 2010 @ 9:23 pm |Reply

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