Teen Moves Money To Protect It From Step Mom's Threat

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15-year-old girl faced a dilemma when her stepmother threatened to take 20% of the money she earned from selling handcrafted items as punishment for breaking curfew. In response, she moved the money to a different account to prevent her stepmother from accessing it. However, her actions have caused a rift in her family, with her father, upset that she did not trust him enough to protect her money. Meanwhile, her stepmother has banned her from seeing her brother. The girl is now asking Reddit users whether she was in the wrong for moving the money. What do you think? Should she have trusted her father to protect her money, or was she right to take matters into her own hands?

Strained relationship with stepmom prompts teen to protect finances 💰

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Crafty teen protects money from controlling step mom 👨‍👧💰

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Protecting his earnings from stepmom's excessive punishment 🤑

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Teen outsmarts step-mom, protects savings 💰

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Teen protects money from stepmom's wrath, dad angry too

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Teen moves money to protect from step mom's abusive behavior 💰

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Protecting my cash 💰: AITA for moving it?

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15-year-old moves money to protect it from step mom's punishment

A 15-year-old girl who has been selling handcrafted items revealed that she moved her money from a joint account with her dad after her stepmom threatened to take 20% of the money as punishment for breaking curfew. The girl was upset about the threat and moved the money to her big brother's account before opening a joint account with him. Her dad and stepmom are now furious with her and her brother. The stepmom has banned the girl from seeing her brother, and the girl's dad says he's hurt that she didn't trust him. However, the girl insists that she had to move the money to protect it from her stepmom's punishment. Do you think the girl was wrong to move the money? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

NTA for protecting money from stepmom's threat to steal it 💰

ieya404 | ieya404

Protecting your hard-earned money 💰 is always a smart move! NTA 👏

finkplamingoes | finkplamingoes

Teen protects money from stepmom, NTA for doing so 💰

Fenriswolf_9 | Fenriswolf_9

Teen protects money from stepmom's threats, dad uses DARVO and gaslighting. NTA 💰

Ayaruq | Ayaruq

Protecting your own money is your right. NTA 👍

k1p1coder | k1p1coder

Stepmom steals from teen, commenters say NTA and condemn theft

mooimafish3 | mooimafish3

Protecting hard-earned money from stepmom's punishment 🚫💰

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Protecting hard-earned money from stepmom's punishment threat 💰

dwotw | dwotw

Teens financial independence threatened by stepmom's punishment threat. NTA.

shclapstik | shclapstik

Smart move by the teen to protect their money 💰

dtalok7 | dtalok7

Keep standing up for yourself! 💪 Your money, your rules. 👊

JamesBuchananBarnes | JamesBuchananBarnes

Smart move! 🤑 Setting up a personal bank account soon 💰

simplynelbelle | simplynelbelle

Brother comes through in clutch for teen against stepmom's threat 👍

Disastrous-Nail8885 | Disastrous-Nail8885

Stepmom tries to rob teenager, dad takes her side. NTA stands up.

RezeTheGreat | RezeTheGreat

Protect your money, protect your power 💰💪 NTA

YeshYeshBubby | YeshYeshBubby

Protecting my money from my step mom's threat: NTA 💰

TheQuietType84 | TheQuietType84

Teen stands up to stepmom's punishment threat, commenters support NTA

Larcztar | Larcztar

Teen rightfully protects their money from over-the-top punishment 👏💰

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Protecting your money from a stepmom's power-play 🤑👊

Moni_CSM | Moni_CSM

Stepmom caught red-handed, NTA for protecting your money 💰

Philip_J_Fry3000 | Philip_J_Fry3000

Quick thinking teen protects money from stepmom's wrath 💰

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Protect your finances from sneaky step-parents 👀💸

Inevitable-Okra-3229 | Inevitable-Okra-3229

Switching banks for step-mom's threat? NTA! 😎

Doc_Hank | Doc_Hank

Brotherly love prevails! 🤗

Major_Barnacle_2212 | Major_Barnacle_2212

Supportive comment and advice on protecting earnings from stepmom's threat.

MoHo3square3 | MoHo3square3

Smart move! But breaking curfew infinity times? Not likely 😂

didog40 | didog40

Stand up against threats, even from stepfamily. 🦆

Height-Powerful | Height-Powerful

Dad's mistake puts teen in tough spot with stepmom 💳

Celtic_Dragonfly17 | Celtic_Dragonfly17

Protecting your own money is always a smart move 💰

Ranos131 | Ranos131

Smart teen takes control of their finances against stepmom's threat.

boiledpenny | boiledpenny

Grounding is fair punishment, not cash penalties. #NTA 👌

VerySurlyPerson | VerySurlyPerson

Protecting your money from abusive stepmom. #NotTheA**hole 💰

prawduhgee | prawduhgee

Stepmother had access to the money. NTA for protecting it.

EquivalentTwo1 | EquivalentTwo1

Step parent's punishment threat leads teen to protect their money 💰

PlaceCold2477 | PlaceCold2477

Teen protects money from stepmom's abuse. NTA, OP.

The_Cutest_Grudge | The_Cutest_Grudge

Protecting your money from stepmom, but can dad be trusted?

2ndcupofcoffee | 2ndcupofcoffee

Teen defends decision to protect their own hard-earned money 💰

somewhat_pragmatic | somewhat_pragmatic

Teen takes action to protect finances from step mom's threat.

Djhinnwe | Djhinnwe

👍 Teen protects money from step mom's punishment threat

veni_vidi_dixi | veni_vidi_dixi

Dad's trustworthiness in question in protective money move 🤔

cruces555 | cruces555

Stepmom's greed exposed, NTA protects money from punishment threat 💰

Top_Thing4890 | Top_Thing4890

Protecting your money was the right move 💰💪

AliquidLatine | AliquidLatine

Encouragement for a smart teen navigating a tough home situation 🙌

ThreeDogs2022 | ThreeDogs2022

Sibling helps teen protect funds from stepmom's theft 🤝

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Toxic stepmom bans brother visits; commenter questions her authority. 🤔

Quetorc | Quetorc

Father prioritizes stepmom over kids, commenter calls out betrayal.

NosyNosy212 | NosyNosy212

Trust issues with dad in a tricky stepmom situation 😕

Fox8Fox | Fox8Fox

Protecting money from stepmom, OP not the a**hole (NTA) 🤑

Ladykaesong | Ladykaesong

Reddit's got your back with a**hole stepmom problems 🤜🏼

Gordossa | Gordossa

Protecting funds from stepmom leads to trust issues with dad 💰🙅‍♂️

demonmonkey1313 | demonmonkey1313

Plan to move out after high school, don't give access. 👍

Ill_Disaster_6741 | Ill_Disaster_6741

Protecting money from stepmom's inappropriate punishment threat, NTA wins.

Aggressive-Thanks718 | Aggressive-Thanks718

Teen stands up to stepmom's punishment threat 💪

RnPfaff | RnPfaff

Protecting your money from stepmom? NTA, but her math sucks 🤑

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User suggests drastic action for teen's trust issues.

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Stepmom's punishment threat backfires as teen takes protective measures 🚨

Marzipan-Various | Marzipan-Various

Protecting money from stepmom's threat makes OP NTA 🙌

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