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Money matters

I’m beginning to wonder if buying a new bed was a good idea. I’ve been late to work EVERY DAY since it arrived!
We are trying out a new method of managing our finances. Up until recently The Husband would deposit his checks and I would handle all the bill paying and book balancing. Not anymore. I’ve handed the reigns over to Addi to manage. I still schedule payments and write checks, but as far as the balancing goes, it’s all on Addi now. I read once that it’s not uncommon in marriages or relationships where one person is usually in the dark about their finances. That was close to being the case for us, since I was doing practically all the money managing. This new method is great because now we are communicating with one another about our money, whereas before we would just take for granted that the money was there or that it was being taken care of. And to tell you the truth, I haven’t balanced the books in MONTHS and SOMETHING had to be done.
Ten years ago, I was living paycheck to paycheck and lovin’ every minute of it. Today, I cannot imagine not having any money in savings or blowing a whole check on a shopping spree. I am so different now.
And you? I’m interested to know how you manage money at your house. Your way might give us some ideas, or might even be better altogether.
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5 Responses

  1. Brother says:

    Paycheck-paycheck. and sometimes I surprise myself when i find some in my laundry. hahaha. i’ll get better I promise.

  2. carolyn says:

    stop giving me more reasons to quit my job (again)! damn that Doyle. he makes CHOCOLATE now? could you imagine?? the bastard!

  3. Josie says:

    “Doyle expects to do half a million dollars in sales this year.”
    I cried when I read that.

  4. Shoelace says:

    Hello! Nice to see another photographer here on Guam 🙂 I will for sure stop by and view more photos going forward 🙂

  5. Arnold says:

    Simplify your life.
    Buy what you need, not what you want (little latitude here, no pun intended).
    Get rid of excess junk.
    Rid yourself of credit cards.
    Pay off bills in full.
    Eat in more.
    Living virtually debt free since 1992…
    Of course, thekids college and house payment aren’t part of the equation.

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