My husband got fired from his job last year and has just now recently found part time/as needed work at school, where he goes to school fulltime.
We got some money back from school this semester, paid a few bills and left some in our account for as needed kinda situations (laundry soap, toothpaste, gas for the car...etc). I asked him how much we had in our account and he came on here and checked...told me and I said ok, and started walking over....and he closed it out. Well a few min ago I just came back online and checked our account....he's spent over $50 on "here and there" sodas and food for when he's at school.
I am beyond frustrated....this seems to happen every time we have money and I talk to him about having NO INCOME.....He won't take sandwhiches to school from home or whatever...and when we don't have money he just goes hungry, but when we do...he spends it!
What am I to do??? I shouldn' t have to monitor this..
Asked by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Aug. 31, 2010 in Relationships
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Answer by pixie_trix at 3:46 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
I don't know how much you combine your income and his, but as a married couple it should be combined and completely above board. If there is only a set amount of money left until the next job, check or whatever, he should cut himself an allowance with you both in agreement, and that should be the only money he gets to spend. When it is gone, it's gone. If you do not have a job, you should think of getting one. If your budget does not allow for soda's, meals out, etc. and you are worried about toothpaste, a serious discussion is way over due. There are several groups here on Cafemom that deal with money and budgets, and the guru I go by is Dave Ramsey. You can find him online, a group here and also on Fox Business Network at night. Good luck.
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