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Share The Most Sexist Advice Someone Has Ever Given You About Money

Money doesn't have a gender, so money advice shouldn't either.

One day when I was about 11, my Nana sat me down for a long talk about buying cows and giving away milk (along with a couple more metaphors that I definitely didn't understand). Anyway, the talk ended in her giving me *the most* sexist money advice that I've ever gotten in my life: to marry rich and marry often so I could be "taken care of."

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This is not a Nana hate post, but talk about outdated ideas! She genuinely thought she was giving me good advice, but as the daughter of a hardworking mom who supported my whole fam, I was also not planning to rely on a partner for financial stability. Plus, like, it was the '90s. Even my Barbies had careers.

Thinking about this memory got me really curious to hear what kinds of sexist advice other people have gotten about money and careers.

Maybe you're a woman who went to see a financial adviser with your husband right before you got married, but they kept directing investing advice at your husband and only told you to "spend less" — even though you're actually the big money-saver in your relationship.

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Or perhaps you're a stay-at-home dad, but your in-laws keep pressuring you to get a new job because they think the man has to be the breadwinner in the family. Whenever it comes up, your partner reminds them that she loves her career, but they just won't let it go.

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Or maybe you (like me) got some pretty outdated advice as a kid about what you could or should strive for based on your gender, like being told that your dream job as a nurse wasn't right for a boy or that as a girl you'd never be a professional race car driver.

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Share the most sexist money advice you've been given in the comments below and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.