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Monday, November 17, 2008

Money Monday!

Who pays the bills at your house?
And I don't mean who brings home the bacon, or who fries it up...or whatever that means...I mean who writes the checks and balances that thing better than a seal with a ball on it's nose?
That's an owl... Get it? Ahem...

18 comments:

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Daniel does. THANKFULLY. And he does an awesome job too.

It use to be all me and he was clueless (by his choice) and that was enormously stressful for me.

Now he writes the checks, balances everything, makes sure it's all spic and span but I stand next to him and watch because it's really a together thing. I know right where we are at, I know how much we have in all accounts and what our financial goals are.

It's good!

-Andrea

Lisa said...

I am the bill payer at our place! Hubby takes care of all things long term, we budget together for EVERYTHING, and I pay everything monthly. It works.

(he also drags me to meetings with our financial planner. I try & pay attention but sadly enough end up in la-la land eventually......he loves EVERY SECOND of it. Seriously.)

kelly said...

I do. Sigh. Sometimes I'm good at it, sometimes I get flaky. It's difficult when paying bills and balancing the checkbook always brings bad news :-(

Jenni said...

He does and I LOVE it! He gives me the cold hard cash weekly to do whatever I want with (lunch, shopping, nothing, etc...). It's my don't ask don't tell money. If I want something more, all I have to do is mention it.

I love not worrying about the money. Sure, we discuss budgeting big things and goal oriented things (i.e. moving, new cars, etc...), but for the most part he just tells me how much I can spend and I do!

Jenni said...

He does and I LOVE it! He gives me the cold hard cash weekly to do whatever I want with (lunch, shopping, nothing, etc...). It's my don't ask don't tell money. If I want something more, all I have to do is mention it.

I love not worrying about the money. Sure, we discuss budgeting big things and goal oriented things (i.e. moving, new cars, etc...), but for the most part he just tells me how much I can spend and I do!

anne said...

I do, and I admit I haven't done the best job. We have never not paid a bill, but I'm not exactly thriving in the savings department.
I'm learning though...friends have helped out with budgeting. Justin is SUPER saver so he keeps me accoutable as well. :)

Deb said...

I do - everything except the mortgage. I'm a control freak and love to stretch his paychecks as far as they will go.

On another note - I wanted to ask you how the HECK you find time to paint with the kids around. I read that your husband doesn't want you to do it while he's home...so how do you find time during the day? P.S. - it looks great!

Kim said...

I do, always have. Until recently Justin didn't take a huge interest. But now we sit down once a week and go over everything. And I feel like for the first time in 5 years I have a system that REALLY works and it is so stress free. Before my stomach would get in knots every time I would have to get serious about going over the budget. Now, oh, it is just so much easy, PRAISE the LORD!

Elizabeth said...

HE DOES!!! HE DOES!!! and i am sooo thankful!

Flip-flop Mama said...

That would be my husband. And by the way, I got your WHO joke right away :)

Anne Elizabeth said...

I do:( It is pretty stressful doing it by myself. I've been trying to get him to do it with me for several years now.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I pay the bills, balance the checkbook and come up with the monthly budget all by myself and I hate doing it. But, it's got to be done and he can't really work on our finances at his office so I do it during the day whenever I have a spare moment here or there.

I try to do everything online so it isn't too painful to actually pay the bills. The hard part for me is the budget.

Tammy said...

My husband does. I did it for most of our 17 years of marriage, but after our little one came along 5 1/2 years ago...I had to let it go! It was hard. I had to deal with giving up the control, but it has been well worth it!

Sarah said...

I actually write the checks and do onlince payments but together we sit down once a week and budget. We do the electronic envelope system and it has been working great.... also as a side note I tried you glass etching idea from many post's ago and I failed terribly at it I ruined it all I'm not dsure where I went wrong

Shannon said...

I do it, and I can't stand it. I wish I were better at it. I guess I'm learning along the way, but my goal is to get a better program and install it on my computer to help me out regularly. It's so time-consuming sometimes, yikes. I sometimes wish my husband did it, but he is not the best at paying bills on time, which is why I took it over years ago.

Ris said...

My hubby, thankfully! He is in accounting, so it works perfectly. Has Quicken, etc...all I have to do is turn in my credit card receipts. Would be very scary if I was in charge!

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