Financial control Financial abuse also includes: · using credit cards without permission. · putting contractual obligations in their partner’s name. · gambling with family assets. · rigidly controlling your finances. · withholding money or credit cards. · making you account for every penny you spend. · withholding basic necessities (food, clothes, medications). · restricting you to an allowance. · preventing you from working or choosing your own career. · sabotaging your job (making you miss work, calling constantly). · stealing from you or taking your money.