3 responses to “What Year is This? SAHMs Need Hubby’s Permission to Apply for Credit”

  1. Karen Lenfestey

    Why is money the only way we value a person in this society? Raising children into responsible adults is a job, too.

  2. Kathy

    When I got married 20 years ago, I kept two credit cards and a checking account in my name only. Ten years ago I left work to raise the kids and I kept my separate cards and bank account. I still needed that little piece of independence. If a bank or store wants to turn me down because I don’t bring home the paycheck, it’s their loss. My credit rating is better than my husband’s for heavens sake!In my house, I handle the majority of the day-to-day financial decisions, and my husband and I have a 50/50 say in major purchases. My husband realizes my position in the family is just as important as his, and I’m guessing that most households with a stay-at-home parent operate in pretty much the same way. If banks and stores actually thought about it they’d realize that the stay-at-home parent is most likely the one who handles the finances and makes the majority of everyday purchases. They should be trying to woo us! Seems pretty simple to me.

  3. Kathy

    When I got married 20 years ago, I kept two credit cards and a checking account in my name only. Ten years ago I left work to raise the kids and I kept my separate cards and bank account. I still needed that little piece of independence. If a bank or store wants to turn me down because I don’t bring home the paycheck, it’s their loss. My credit rating is better than my husband’s for heavens sake!In my house, I handle the majority of the day-to-day financial decisions, and my husband and I have a 50/50 say in major purchases. My husband realizes my position in the family is just as important than his, and I’m guessing that most households with a stay-at-home parent operate in pretty much the same way. If banks and stores actually stopped and thought about it they’d realize that the stay-at-home parent is most likely the one who handles the finances and makes the majority of everyday purchases. They should be trying to woo us! Seems pretty simple to me.

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