Do you or your SO budget allowances each week or month? Or is it just a free for all?
not really. If I want something bad enough I just put it on the grocery list. =)
not really. Bills come 1st than household things like food, gas for the cars, whatever is left over is up for grabs.
If I want or need money for anything besides the groceries I just have dh write a little bit more money on the check. :)
Quoting jolieann10: Same for us we have been doing this for a few months its still hard but we like watching our savings grow. Best decision we ever made.....
Yes!! It used to be a free for all and every month we were running out of $ when we SHOULD have been able to put a little in savings. Now, after all the bills, gas and groceries are budgeted for, I put 1/2 of what's left into savings. We split the remainder. He buys his clothes, games, cigs, any fast food he eats and I use mine for whatever, mostly stuff for the kids but every now and then I treat myself to a massage;) We usually run out of our "spending money" a few days before the end of the month... but all the bills are paid and we're building an emergency savings, so it's worth it=)
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