So, after showing my husband our spending analysis for the last 3 months to PROVE that it wasn't the fact that my paychecks going from monthly to bi-weekly WAS NOT the reason why we haven't been saving. I showed him that 1/3 our spending was on groceries and eating out. How does that happen?? DH likes to go shopping daily. He likes to pick up his tall boy that day along with food he thinks we need. He is easily spending anywhere between $30-50 each time. On top of that, we have been opting to eat out instead of just make something after practice or games.
Anyways, I told him that we need to shop once a week for food and I will go to costco for those items that we can get in bulk. IF we need something here and there, let's get ONLY that. Not extra things like chips. He agreed. We haven't set ourselves with a specific dollar amount yet....that will come next.
I also said let's designate Friday nights for our eating out days and weekends when its necessary.
Well, it's like an itch for him.....he kept wanting to go to the store for something and I would say "we've got that already" or "we don't need it". He can go ahead and get his tall boy with his own little personal money we each keep for ourselves....just don't tap into the joint checking for more food. He just likes to shop and it's driving me nuts.
On top of that, he asked TWICE this week to get something from a fast food place. OMG! Then he is home already (I was at my daugther's practice still) and I insisted we had food so we didn't need to eat out, he said, "well, I guess I'll wait until you get home so you can make it." How immature!