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January 6, 2013
Nearly 6 years ago, my husband and I decided to live on his income alone so I could stay home and raise our children. We knew there would be sacrifices to live on only one salary, but never did we imagine that my long term financial independence would be put in jeopardy. I'd always had good credit and we shared the household financial responsibilities. However, about a year ago, I found myself in just that position when the CARD Act rules made it impossible for me to get a credit card without my husband's permission. Thanks to the thousands of you who supported my campaign with MomsRising and...
May 9, 2012
In 1974, Congresswoman Bella Abzug realized something: she could make laws in Congress, but she couldn’t get her own credit card without her husband’s permission. Now, almost 40 years after Congresswoman Abzug fought for - and won - the rights of women to get their own credit, that right is being threatened. Last fall, my husband and I decided that a Target credit card would be a good idea for our family. We are lucky to have a stable income from my husband’s job and great credit scores asa result of regularly paying our full credit card balances. As a result, neither of us have ever been...