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  1. #1

    Default spouse sabatoge

    this is the best way i have done it:
    dont give your husband the checkbook or debit card or atm, give him
    cash after each paycheck, tell him this is all he has to use until
    next pay day...if he uses it all before its up, then he has to find a
    new way to pay for things, such as bring a lunch to work or what
    ever. i have found that giving him 100 for 2 weeks is more than
    enough, he uses it for gas and what not, if he some left over, i make
    him give it to me and i put it in a savings account for us to go on
    vacation or for him to buy a special things he's been wanting for
    while, he has learned to save more of it and not just spend it on
    useless things, i know it sounds like an allowence for your kids, but

    after all, isn't your husband your kid as well?
    hope this helps
    michelle brown

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    Default Re: spouse sabatoge

    <if he some left over, i make him give it to me>

    And you accomplish this how??????????????? LOL.

  3. #3

    Default Re: spouse sabatoge

    actually, if he knows its going into his own special savings account
    for something he's been wanting, he just hands it over...really quite
    simple really

    --- In, "kathleyn2001" <kathleyn@j...>
    > <snip>
    > <if he some left over, i make him give it to me>
    > And you accomplish this how??????????????? LOL.

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    Nancy Ann

    Default Re: spouse sabatoge

    I was really surprised at the $100 a week figure too. My husband drives
    a company van to and from work, so that has really cut down on our gas
    money. If I give my husband too much money at one time he always seems
    to spend it on something. So, I give him about $25.00 a week and I pack
    his lunch. He uses this to buy gas for his car that he only uses
    occasionally now, and for beer and extra snacks he buys during the week
    while on the job. He usually does run out though and then I give him as
    little as possible in increments of $5.00. He is doing much better than
    he used to.

    We decided a long time ago that I was better at handling money than he
    is, and he hates paying bills and keeping track of finances. It works
    out for us pretty well.

    I feel bad sometimes that he has to ask for money that he earns, but he
    doesn't seem to mind. The only thing he gets upset about is he wants to
    buy a "new" car (used) and I keep telling him we can't afford it, and we

    Nancy Ann

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    Default Spouse sabatoge

    Naomi, I don't post much but I do read most everything and my jaw dropped at
    $100 allowence too. LOL! But if it covers lunches and gas etc. it makes
    more sense to me. I was thinking allowence as in pure fun money. My dh and
    I *try* (and often fail!) to take $25 per paycheck every other week just for
    fun money. Some months it goes really well, other months not so much.

    My dh tends to over spend and he is really suseptible to impulse buying (he
    is no longer allowed in the grocery store he-he!) so trying to set aside a
    little bit for him every check has made a big difference. Even if its just
    $25 for the month, he knows he can spend it on anything he wants and tends
    to save it better than when he is just taking out of the household bill




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