Jon and I agreed that on January 1st, he would take over the bills and budgeting for a while. Giving him control over our money was a big thing for me. We decided about six months into our marriage that we would combine our accounts, and naturally, I took over paying the bills and budget. We are slowly approaching our 4th year of marriage, and it was time for him to take over. I have to say that I’m 100% excited to give up control of our finances and take a backseat to it.
Fortunately, Jon and I have the same financial goals, so giving him the control wasn’t too hard for me at this time.
We follow Dave Ramsey, along with one of my new fav, The Budget Mom. If you haven’t heard about Dave or TBM, then you must check them out!
A considerable amount of weight lifted off my souldiers on January 1st.
The kids aren’t as thrilled about it. Jon’s thoughts on need don’t line up with my thoughts on a need. The kids are going to have a harder time sucking $$ out of Dad, that’s for sure 🙂
I will now have more time to blog, workout, focus on the kids, and focus on myself. #winning
There are so many different ways to save money, and I love to save a buck or two, or three. Check out my post on Meal Planning. We save a ton of money just by eating at home and planning out our meals every week.
You can also check out the FRUGAL TRIBE PAGE for more ways to save.
It can be really difficult for blended families to blend their money, especially in the beginning. You have to build trust after going through a divorce. Sometimes you have completely different goals as far as money is concerned. You have to figure out what is best for you and your family situation.
Who takes care of the bills in your family? Is it a combined effort or a solo project?