Help with FI's spending
Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:57 PM
Any ideas, suggestions without having to take away his debit/credit cards and give him an allowance? lol I would LOVE to do that, but obviously it's not right!
Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:02 PM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:11 PM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:47 PM
we made up a chart and put it on our fridge and each day wrote down what we bought and tried to give ourselves a weekly limit. making our own lunches (as JoLo suggested) and getting Netflix (as opposed to just buying dvds) has helped considerably. we've been doing it 3 months now and it has saved us at least $200 on our credit card each month! i think it's all about keep each other accountable and not putting him on the defensive. if you keep track of what you spend too, he'll probably be more willing to give it a shot.
Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:56 PM
So anyways, back to you. Just wanted to let you know I'm feeling it. What we did was set up a goal to put $100-$200 (or something like that) to our wedding budget each month. We had (and still do!) separate accounts so we were saving about $200-$400 a month for a year. He did it- I think some months he did have to cut down on his frivulous spending, but now that we no longer have a wedding to save for, I'm back fighting for him to save at least a little bit each month.
Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:35 PM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:52 PM
We are going to set up a joint account when we are married that will definitely have online access, so we can both monitor it and I can say, look at this, was anything on here vital!?
IMO, the funds he wastes on these little things can go towards the wedding!
Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:25 PM
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