DB Marketing and Finance
Written by on 01/25/2017
My hubby is nicknamed “Eeyore” by myself and the kids…..as he is the same way….pessimistic as can be.
He thought we would always be in debt–and credits the whole having a paid cash for house to me. Although, I credit him in being supportive of my crazy ideas…including this fixer upper house.
I, on the other hand, am Tigger— optimistic and energetic.
Funny enough—it helps to keeps us balanced.
Same thing in money—if hubby has $10 in his pocket–to his name….he is going to spend it….gas station snacks, a kids fundraising—anything–the first thing he comes across.
We have been married 22 years next month.
How do we do it—-for most of the 22 years—I have planned and budgeted the money and gave him an allowance, if our budget allowed.
If he needs something beyond the pocket money–he would ask if we had enough in the account. He didn’t want to know the full balance–because he knew he would want to spend it on whatever.
In the past few years–I have come to realize my budgeting wasn’t perfect or we would have survived my job loss as a teacher a few years back much easier and we wouldn’t be working on paying off the debt that still exists…
So–as of the past year or so—I have paid the bills, put some in savings, and then asked his input on where we should put the rest…
I now keep him informed of the bank account balance—but let him know that most of it is still earmarked for something in the budget…but at least now he knows we have money in there.
I also keep a little extra in the checking—just incase he has an impromptu spending—but I check the online account daily….
Again—-you have to do what works for BOTH of you and your finances,
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