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Old 07-30-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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Spousal service fee arrangements

Apparently, one way to "save" is for one spouse to charge the other spouse for certain services . This can range from making a lunch box to other, more amorous, benefits. Note that it appears most couples are treating this as a game, and not to extract compensation.

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And, yes, please take this with a grain of salt, as I've not heard any of my friends or colleagues practicing this and I think the author is taking it somewhat in jest. Although if I did something stupid, I do self penalize and take my girlfriend out to dinner.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:42 PM   #2
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This seems like a tricky path.

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Old 07-31-2009, 06:51 AM   #4
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A variation on this theme, with a for-profit twist, is the scam by which one "disabled" spouse (or live-in) is paid by the government to care for the other. I am personally aware of one case in which two roommates, both of whom were drawing disability, were each getting a check from the public mental health system for being "caretaker" of the other. Apparently the .gov knew about this arrangement and thought it was just fine and dandy.
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Isn't this how "trophy wife" is defined?
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I don't want to think about the result if I offered to pay her....
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Can you imagine what the spreadsheet would look like after about 20 years?...and you know that someone would be doing a cost-analysis on this kind of agreement. Would it hold up in divorce court? Many unanswered Qs here....
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More important, the sessions have fostered “skinship” between partners, who look forward to a spirited conversation while she provides him with a skilled clipping.

Oh, so that's what "skinship" means. Whoda thunk it?
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I just hope that none of you guys is harboring any illusions of getting paid for your stud service.
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Can you declare bankruptcy and have your "debts and obligations" declared null and void?
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I just hope that none of you guys is harboring any illusions of getting paid for your stud service.
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