Money is something that I don’t usually have. As Master’s slave, I do make money for him – but I nearly never hold onto it myself. This is the way it has always been. I get paid, I take the money out of the ATM (I get paid via a sort of ATM card) and give half of it to Master. Sometimes I give him more, but he usually lets me keep half as allowance. I can then spend the allowance on anything I want, although usually I keep half on my ATM card or put it in my paypal account, so either way I still do not have actual “cash” in hand ever.
Around september (until the holidays are over) Master allows me to keep all of the money I make – but I don’t spend it on myself. I spend it on holiday presents for him, as well as for our families. It’s really odd. A couple of weeks ago, Master and me decided we were going to go and start buying some holiday presents for when we go back home in December. It was very weird.. Not only having actual cash in my wallet – but ME being the one to walk up to the counter and pay when the cashier rung in our purchase. My wallet sits empty most of the time, and I nearly never use it.
This is one of those cases where I have given something up for Master. Most people don’t understand. My family, for example, used to wonder all the time why I would never have cash on me, and why I had to wait for Master to pay when I was out with them. My mother knows I work, and she knows I give my money to Master to pay our bills with – but I don’t think she quite understands (nor do I need to explain to her) why. Before I moved in with Master I would pay my own bills, and for my own purchases. In the beginning, I would even “fight” with his debit card to see who could slide and pay for the purchase first. That was before we moved in together though.
A lot of people who are in an alternative lifestyle like Master and me wonder why we would go through the trouble of putting my name on the bank account also, if my job isn’t to take care of the finances. Lots of people in our situation DON’T have joint bank accounts, and think that a slave/submissive/bottom/pet/etc should never be allowed access to the bank funds. There’s one main practical reason why we do it this way: emergencies happen. What if something were to happen to Master, and I truly had NO way to get access to our money? What if he was at work and needed me to come bring him money for something? Emergencies happen all the time, if Master slipped and broke his leg and had to stay at the hospital for a week, then yes – I would be the one who needed to make sure the bills are paid on time, and I would be the one who had to go food shopping, etc.
Master and me both think that even if something isn’t your “role” that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know how to do it. We’re also firm believers in having a back up plan for everything. Sure, I have access to the bank accounts.. But I do NOT make purchases from it or use it for anything, except for in emergency situations. Honestly – right now, I can’t think of any times when I’ve had to break into our account for anything, but it is better safe than sorry.