By gonebabygone - 27/08/2009 06:58 - United States
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@ alex_vik i've been using the internet since i was about 4 or 5.... i say that if the OP is old enough to have that much money, they should have had the sense to put it in a better place and their parents wouldn't randomly look through their room for things to sell
Parents feel entitled to their kids bank accounts anyways so it wouldn't be safe in the bank either. Other people on here justify it because they paid money for them growing up. My parents encouraged me to save and never touched my account even though they did spend money on me and they respected my belongings.
hahahahaha, why would you keep money between books? i mean, ok it's not a too bad place to keep it if you don't read them, but still, you should've kept the money in a bank account, safe, or whatever. next time, how about taking the money out of the books before a garage sale happens for unwanted stuff, aka your books.
If you're under 18, you can't open your own checking account. The most you can do is have a savings account that you can't do anything but deposit into until you're 18. When I was under 18, I put some of the money I earned into a savings account, and then kept what I wanted for spending money inside a book. It's not that uncommon.
Actually, I've had a bank account since I was about 12 or 13. My mom signed me up for this special thing at her bank where teenagers/pre-teens can have a checking/savings account along with a debit card/checkbook and all that. Then, when you turn 18, it turns into a regular account. I don't know if all banks do that or if it's just mine, but it's not impossible. I also have a ton of friends who have checking accounts that they use to shop online, so it's not entirely impossible in the USA. Just so you don't get the wrong impression ^_^
I was thinking the same thing, actually. When I read the first part I went "I would kill my mom if she sold my books" but when I saw the reason behind the FML I was like "...well that sucks, I guess, but..." (My little brother almost sold my '55 copy of Lord of the Rings. Thank God I stopped him...)