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Old 09-10-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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Default do you hide money from family members?

I am just wondering if that is normal now-a-days. I think years ago to steal something was really a low down thing to do and especially from a friend or family member. But things have changed over the years and I wonder if it is just normal behavior now. It used to be in school that a thief was a bad guy. Then in the 70s or 80s or around that time the thief became the most popular guy.

I also wonder if family members keep their passwords secret. I would assume so since to get someones password is like reading someones mail. Seems like strange times that I even ask these questions.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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I know a family with a very troubled teen daughter and they lock up money, prescription drugs, booze and other valuables because in the past things have gone missing either by her or her friends. pretty sad.
I think if someone has a drug or alcohol problem than anything is possible including stealing from friends and family.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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If said person has a history of stealing or other dishonest ways of taking your money, then yes.

I remember having my brother in law and sister sneakily sell off some of my possessions (stuff I had boxed away or hardly used) without telling me. I'd find out later and arguments ensue. They've always asked for money, rather than my sister get a job she's taking advantage of an illness rather than fighting it. (Don't get me wrong, she's always been incredibly lazy) They've moved far away from me now, and I never insinuate anything related to me making more money because of what may happen.

There were times I'd pocket a little cash for myself growing up, and like a mosquito to blood she always finds a way to sniff it out.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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a cousin of mine stole a checkbook from me when I was sleeping(about 5 years ago). So I had the checks canceled and nothing became of it and I never mentioned it because he was young and made a mistake. But where ever I am I watch my wallet. If I sleep over at someones house I put my wallet under my pillow. I remember the old saying from way back: "New York New York, trust no one"
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