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How to get your SO to help with the bills?

He already helps pay the bills but he has no clue what comes in when its due NOTHING!
Anyone have any ideas to get him more involved?

 
momand4kids

Asked by momand4kids at 4:38 PM on Jul. 7, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (5)
  • Make a quick bill calendar. Just a monthless calendar that has the bills added in (or best estimates for variables)

    Mortgage on the 1st, $1100
    Phone on the 15th, $60
    etc.

    Add in green planned paydays, again with estimated amounts.

    If you want to get fancy, put an estimated cash flow at the bottom of each day. But just to get an idea for the bills, that's not necessary.

    It won't make him get it, but it will make it easier for him to get it and remember.
    KateDinVA

    Answer by KateDinVA at 4:47 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Marry him and take over the bills.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • I have a bill planner/folder there is a page for each month and on that page is a slot for all the bills due that month..My boyfriend of 7 years still has a hard time.. he has finally grasped the concept of just paying all the bills that have come when you get paid and whatever is left is left!
    mikailas_mom

    Answer by mikailas_mom at 5:11 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • A personal finance class for SO?
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 7:29 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • I handle the bills; we are better off with my spouse not involved
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:41 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

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