We have been married 22 years and are both Christians. My husband spends like there's no tomorrow even though we are in a ton of debt. I asked him yesterday how he can continue to spend knowing we're in debt and it doesn't bother him. He said, "I believe I can pay it off." He does play the stock market so when we are low on money he is able to sell stock so we can make it to the next paycheck. I've gone to those money conferences in the past, taken husband to a money class at the library (he went begrudgingly), tried talking to him, shown him the bills and the figures, and yet he still spends away. I have not worked since our first was born but am looking for work currently. I had asked husband a couple years ago if I could have my own bank account to which he said no. He doesn't want to see a counselor (personal or financial). What is going on here? What would you do if this were happening to you?
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:34 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
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Answer by Moonluv727 at 6:38 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
I would ask him to set a certain amount of money aside each month for savings, an amount you both agree to. If he says no your out of luck. I would then start looking for work, get my own checking account, and see what money he has in the stock market or else where he might not be telling you about. You are both adults and should both be handling financial decisions together.
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