(Closed) Lesson Learned – don't give him the debit card!

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Member
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I loved this post lol.  My DH and I have an agreement.  He carries cash, I keep all bank cards, credit cards, and checkbooks.  He’s not bad at budgeting on paper, but he never kept up with what his balance was on cards.  With cash he can’t overspend.  It works well for us.

Post # 4
Member
9145 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Works the same with us.  I love FH but he is just not as good with staying within the budget as I am.

Post # 6
Member
2420 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Oh my. I’m sending SO grocery shopping for me tonight since I have to work and refused to give him my debit card. He gets cash. I’m terrified for when we combine finances because he is not good with cards of any kind!!

Post # 7
Member
11327 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

It’s kinda cute he cared enough to shop around and find additional stuff at the craft store though wasn’t it? 🙂

Post # 8
Member
10509 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t know how your bank works, but I just won’t give DH my pin, as it invalidates my fraud protection.  It may sound a little silly, as I completely trust DH, but say there was a skimmer at Micheals, so there was an investigation and it shows a male using the card instead of you. Unlikely, but I just wouldn’t want to risk that, even though it is a joint account!

So there you have another good reason to not give him your debit card!

Post # 9
Member
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My husband has his own card to our account, but won’t have credit cards or anything. He’s getting used to not spending very much because most of it goes to bills, but I think it’s definitely a hard habit to get into. It was for me at least. 

Post # 11
Hostess
18615 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That is pretty funny!

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