You, Your Honey & Your Money
[Editor's Note: Ah, money. Moneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoney. Who doesn't fight about money with her significant other? Apparently, Kristia doesn't ... any more. It takes a long time to learn to effectively share resources, and I think all Kristia's tips are spot on. -Rita]
Marriage and Money: Five Tips to Reduce the Money Arguments
5. Consider an Adult Allowance
We started an adult allowance a few years ago when I noticed that I, as the FOM, was getting frustrated by our discretionary spending. We have a budget for items like clothes, hair cuts, and miscellany, but I felt like I was getting blind sided by some purchases and my husband felt like I was watching his spending like a hawk. I didn't like the feeling of being a mother hen and I knew he wanted a little breathing room.