My DH has been laid off work for over a year now. We had to move in with family to survive and get state aid. He did the work assignment for cash assistance at a few places and the last place hired him on because he did a good job. Its min wage and not full time, but at least its something. They've even given him more hours than they had originally said they would because they are happy with his work and most of the other workers there are women so having a man to do heavy lifting is beneficial for them.
He just got his first check a couple days ago. Today is his first day off since then and he's wanting to spend the damn money. After spending on a few necessities we only have $179 left in the bank. And he's "bored" so wanting to go out and buy Diablo 3. Seriously!? WTF!
I stay home all day. The only thing I really spend on is $5.80 a mo for a membership to the YMCA and gas to get there. I don't go get my nails done or do my hair or buy new cloths. I get what we need and very little extra. And he's wanting to go spend on a $60 game.
This is how we got in this position in the first place. I let him control our $ and we had no savings to get by after he lost his job.
Moral of the story ladies, don't let your man control all the money! And make sure no matter what your putting into savings.