in your family.......

Philippines
February 17, 2008 7:07am CST
who's more in-charge with the finances? fortunately, in mine, i'm not the one in-charge. why fortunately? coz i've never been good with handling money. i don't even know how to balance a checkbook! i leave it all to my husband, he, being the accountant in the family. just let me organize the house, the kids and our time but just don't let me take charge of money matters. i'd get lost there. lol!
4 responses
@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
17 Feb 08
We both are in charge, since we both work and have seperate accounts. I was in a marriage where he did all of it, and I just spent the money, and I was also in a marriage where I did all of the bill paying and finances. There is just one thing you should think about, although this arrangement works great for you, what if something happened to your husband? You need to at the least have him show you what bills you have and when they are due, and the basics of balancing a checkbook, it's really no that hard and you don't have to be a rocket scientist, and at least you would have the basics if you ever had to do it.
• Philippines
17 Feb 08
yeah, i'm aware of that possibility and i just keep holding the "lessons" off, if you know what i mean? i dunno, even thinking about it gives me a headache. it's really stressful for me, honest! but, of course, one of these days, i really have to learn. thanks, though....
@rmuxagirl (7554)
• United States
17 Mar 08
Well both of my parents handle our finances and I deal with my own since I live with them. I like dealing with it now since I'm learning it before I move out and have more responsibilities.
@ruby222 (4848)
17 Mar 08
In our marriage its me who balances the books!!...or tries hard to....you have to have a `bank manager` !!! As hubby says if it were him we would go broke!!!!!!!!!!
@Blondie2222 (26460)
• United States
17 Feb 08
Well seeing as I still live at home I pay bills like Internet/cable, my car insurance, and other things that I am signed up for....I also balance my own checkbook I hav ea checking/savings account I'm good at saving money & not spending...I file my own papers/bills in a organizer....So I pretty much do my own finances and help out as well. This we'll help me get used 2 it for when I do decide to move out which will be soon....