By ugh - United States - Port Chester
Today, I was really excited to get a new bank account in my name. My parents wanted me to have it so they could transfer money from mine to theirs and vice versa. What excited me less was my father drunkenly accessing it and taking all my cash. FML
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  mansen  |  15

@#1 one would assume that his father most likely accessed his money and then spent it while drunk, so transferring the money back is not a possibility.

  jazman195  |  20

I have an account in my name that I use regularly to transfer money to my mom and vice versa. It's not impractical nor impossible. The difference is that you, and you alone, get to decide when you transfer the money out of your account and how much.

  doodlecloud  |  26

I assumed that before OP had some kind of kiddie account in their parents' name and they were excited to finally have one in their own name? And maybe because they were still sorta young they allowed (or were forced to give) their parents access (completely stupid but I could see it happening). I can't see why they'd need a joint bank account...I figure OP's just young and the father's a dick. It is difficult to tell from just the FML though.

By  taylorbrown97  |  23

OP likely is not old enough to have a bank account solely in his/her name. They would have needed a parent be on the account also (at least that's how my bank works). Hopefully you get refunded, or else you're going to have to wait until you can open one on your own.

  VeganVampyre  |  26

I've had my own bank account, solely in my name, since I was eight years old. I guess every bank is different. But even if OP's bank is one like mine, maybe the parents just wouldn't allow it...?

By  apk892  |  7

This is what I used to do when I had an account like that: I never put money in it so my parents wouldn't know how much I had. Trust no one, especially when it comes to money.