A budgeting we will go…

I’ve been married over twelve years and in those twelve years, I’ve been the bill payer.

The hubby, would have nothing to do with the money, other than depositing his check into our account for me to spend as I saw fit.

And, of course, I loved it that way. It was a beautiful system and it worked well for us…mostly.

Sometimes, I would fall off the bill paying wagon and fall into the spend-freely wagon. I loved to ride on the spend wagon. (not to be confused with the Dixie Chicks’ Sin Wagon, though the two are probably cousins)Unfortunately, riding on the spend wagon can be expensive–just how expensive, nobody knew, because we didn’t have a budget.

Well, we do now.

Because last week, I figured out how much money we’ve been spending and trying to tabulate what we have to show for it. Wow. Can I just say, welve spent ALOT and I’m still looking for evidence of where it went.

So, let the budgeting commence. I have a new car I want to buy, we need a new computer, my hubby wants a Powerbook, and then there’s the old savings account which is feeling a little lonely.

Wonder how long this will last? Hopefully longer than my diet.

4 thoughts on “A budgeting we will go…

  1. Well, I should be able to do some shopping…I just have to “report” it now. And so does he.

    I wonder who’s going to have a tougher time with it.


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