My girlfriend and I were together for three years and we had never really had the opportunity or enough money to go on vacation. Since after a dry spell we both had jobs with average wages, we began to make plans. We both had about 1500 Euros net in our pockets. We quickly discovered that our trip to the USA with everything we wanted would cost about 6000 - 7000. So we decided to set up a savings account with the goal of having enough money in two years at the latest. As soon as the account was set up, I set up a monthly payment of 100. I was so obsessed with the trip that sometimes I added money to the account from bonuses, vacation pay, etc.
I was always really good about adding money without looking at the account. But about three weeks ago I was curious and wanted to know how much had accumulated after almost 17 months. I almost died when I saw the account activity. My girlfriend had apparently only added little amounts of 4 - 5 Euros a month and there was even one deposit of 37 cents. That made me suspicious so I got the complete account statements. I figured out who paid what. She had saved all of 67.44 and my lion's share was 2,790. I wanted to talk with her politely, but I got a flippant answer and she asked, "What's so bad about it? We can just book a club holiday on an island. With 3,000 we can definitely enjoy something nice." Two days ago, I withdrew my 2,790 and I've already made some purchases online. Computer accessories, DVDs, a new cell phone, and yet I still have €2200 left. I'm still deciding how the remaining money can be selfishly spent on me. I'm really considering going on vacation alone. And I don't really give a damn what she'll do then. I ask forgiveness!
Posted on 26.04.2013, 06:45:38 CET