Does anyone have a good way to work a budget (or anyway, since we don't have one). And to motive your spouse to go along? We have been married 19 years, have three kids (15,14, and 10)...and we still have more month at the end of the money. Whether I stayed home with the kids and we made do on one salary, or now that I work full-time. I want to be less resentful when he spends money on things I think are extras, but I am sure he feels this way as well. Anyone have some good ideas?Answer Question
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Answer by risonski at 1:11 PM on May. 1, 2009
First figure out what your income is. Then figure out what all your expenses are. Then figure out what you need to save for. You know things that only come up once a year, retirement things like that. Then budget out that you get "x" amount of money to spend on whatever, and your spouse gets "x" amount of money to spend on whatever he wants to.
If you can show him that a budget will allow him to have his own money to spend on whatever he wants, he will probably be more interested in a budget.
Answer by Erica_Smerica at 4:33 PM on May. 1, 2009