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    I am new here and I have a problem that I need help with, I am really
    desperate. It is like this, I have set up budget after budget, and I
    can keep my spending under control, I can make my budget work in my
    favor a majority of the time, my problem is my husband!! I think I
    say a collective nod of heads You see my husband sabotages the
    budget all the time. I have tried lots of things, I give him
    substantial amounts of money for his personal spending all the time,
    and he spends it, then he borrows money or puts things on accounts
    and doesn't tell me about it until it is time to pay the bill. I had
    neighbors phone me telling me we owed $40.00 for girl guide cookies
    he had ordered 3 months ago, $40.00!!! I think those had better be
    some really good cookies, I thought my home mad cookies were pretty
    good. Anyway, I am at my wits end, I am trying to cut our spending
    so we can put some money away, can anyone suggest any thing that
    might help this situation, I would really appreciate the help.

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    here is what i have done with my husband, i took away all
    atm,debitcards, checkbooks, and Credit Cards from him, i give him
    100.00 for 2 weeks to spend on lunch, gas, and what not, if he runs
    out, he makes a lunch so on and so forth, if he has some of the 100
    left over by the next payday, i take it from him and put it in a
    savings account for us to use on vacation, or for him to buy
    something he has been wanting for awhile, we use the money from
    savings sometimes once a year or every 6 months it all depends, but
    he has learned the less he spends, the more he has for what he wants
    later on down the road, yes it seems like an allowance for your kids,
    but after all, isn't your husband one of your children afterall? hope
    this helps,
    michelle brown

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