(Closed) Household Finances: Who’s in charge?

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: Who's in charge of the finances?
    You : (51 votes)
    40 %
    SO : (22 votes)
    17 %
    Both : (56 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Right now he is, but we are moving over to the credit union and I will be taking over from there.  I can do most of it online and since I will be the one at home it only makes sense. 

    I do believe the statistic is correct.  When I am talking to new sales guys at my dads insurance agency, I always tell them to look for women that____.  They are the ones that are usually in charge of the financial decisions.

    Post # 4
    2227 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    He makes it, I spend it! HA! Actually, we budget together but since he works & is doing his accounting designation, I make all the basic household purchases (food, toilet paper, prescriptions, etc..). To be fair, I am the more frugal of the pair so at the end of the day, there’s no harm in him letting me “buy everything”.

    Post # 5
    688 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Its all on me but really wish he was in charge. I am really bad with money and over spends it.

    Post # 7
    1944 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m 100% in charge and I prefer it that way. Love my Darling Husband to pieces but dude can’t remember to bring the trash can up the driveway after pickup (his one and only duty) and leaves it there for 3 days; no way is he going to remember bill due dates etc. Ok end of rant for the day.

    Post # 8
    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Fi used to be in charge but Now i am and we have alot less late bills now he always forgets to pay them. Shoot he doesnt even pay his own credit card bill he makes me call and do it… lol

    Post # 9
    999 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    For mortgage, bills, groceries, we both pay. But when we go out to dinner, he pays. He makes more money than me so he doesn’t mind.

    Post # 11
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Our money goes into a joint account and he makes more than I do, but I would say I “manage” our finances.  I’m the one who decides how and where we invest, how much debt we pay back in any given month, if/when to renegotiate our mortgage, shops around for insurance plans, and decides what we can afford in our everyday budget, and physically pays the bills. 

    ETA: Maybe I shouldn’t say “decides” since we do discuss these things, and he is certainly welcome to do his own research and refute my conclusions ๐Ÿ˜›

    Post # 12
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011


    Im WAY better at saving money than DH! haha

    When he was in charge of the finances he would always forget to pay bills and I couldnt handle that!!!! It works out great for us!

    Post # 14
    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I am! I make more than Darling Husband but would still be “in charge” even if he made more. Darling Husband isn’t bad with money, and we’re both savers, but I’m more frugal and am super organized while he’s a little more laid back. I keep track of everything online and check things at least once a day. We discuss all large purchases and he’s involved but I manage things.

    Post # 15
    999 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    who MANAGES??? oh that’s different….I DO, I manage it, we both pay, but I make they’re paid on time and organized ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    Right now, mostly Darling Husband. Money stresses me out, and I really don’t like to crunch the numbers if I don’t have to. He’s much better at it anyway. We discuss pretty much all of our purchases, though, so there’s no surprises (like, “Hey, I bought a giant flatscreen!”).  

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