So...when I don't know what picture to add you can tell that means I just do a random picture of my face. And here we are, another picture of my face. Cause, it's my blog! And I want my kids to look back and know what I looked like at whatever age, ya know? Why am I explaining this?....
ANYWAYS. For basically our whole marriage, Chad and I have taken on different roles. He, from the start took on the budget role. He'd pretty much design it, show me, I'd give it an "ok" and then there you go. I'd be the one calling or texting him "hey, do we have enough money in the account for _______" and he would feel like a dad to or the bad guy for saying yes/no (which he hated). And it just was not cool for him. And it wasn't cool of me for NOT taking the time to check out accounts, knowing what and when bills come out...ya know, that not fun stuff to stop your day and look up?
So our system was flawed and annoying but has kind of worked the 7+ years we've been married.
For the past while for some reason, it just has not been working? Not quite sure why, but we actually over drafted a couple times? Oops. So logically this stressed Chad out, like, majorly.
I have said about a million times, "lets just assign a night a week where we go over budget together and be on the same page" it sounds good when I say it, but for some reason NEVER HAPPENS.
So long story short, we have changed roles. I am head of the budget. And I must say, it feels good. Maybe I am a closet control-freak? I just like being in charge of this. (See how long this lasts?). But I think what it took for things to get set straight was for me to be in charge, to been keenly aware of where money is, and how much and boom the magic happens. And maybe I like being the bad guy? Who knows.
Wish us (me) luck.
How do you handle budget in your life?
Share the role, one person...ya know, how do different people do it?