Grrrr....im frustrated, and perplexed...
After all our bills are paid my husband and I have $300.00 in our checking account plus a little uncounted cash that couldn't amount to more than $100 combined.
It was my son's birthday so things are a little tight this pay period, we drove several hours away and spent the weekend in the city, chuck e cheese and the henry doorly zoo.
We still have some expenses to get through the next 9 days until the 1st. Things like gasoline, groceries and those little things that ad up quickly, you know what im talking about- those small expenses that you can hardly put your finger on, $5 here $10 there.
I theorize if we just coast we will be nearly broke by the 1st.
My husband wants to fill the camper up with gasoline ($4/gal) and buy a $100.00 battery so that we can go camping this weekend. I told him we can just tent it, that we can't afford to do that right now. Filling the camper is easily a bill, probably more. He is talking about leaving us with chump change for the next 9 days.
For some reason he thinks he really needs to do this, I dont get it. I dont see why it cant wait a while longer.
We try to keep decision making pretty mutual, but most of the responsibilities fall onto my shoulders therefore I generally make most decisions...but sometimes he acts as if he is whipped despite him not wanting most responsibilities/decisions so I like to throw him a bone now and again. Let him feel a little more....umm....you know...
I told him, "If you think we really need to, then ok, its your decision."...
I really hope he doesn't spend all that money.
The thing that is most frustrating is if he does and we are broke I KNOW he will be complaining, "My card got declined at the store, what happened? What did you do? Why are we broke?". He always acts like anytime we are broke its completely my fault. Even though I always tell him when our account is drying up and tell him how much is allowed per day. Im always like, "Hey babe, went over the finances, all our bills are paid and we only have this much money, so we cant spend more than this much per day for the rest of the month"...He just bobs his head and does what he wants.
I realize its not life or death, worst comes to worse if we run out of money tomorrow it would amount to us eating from our freezer and walking to work the rest of the month...Its just totally avoidable.
Do any of your husbands act like they are rich until the convenience store clerk tells them otherwise?