Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On Marriage and Money

Sometimes life is just full of surprises.

And apparently it takes fifteen years of being a couple and eleven plus years of marriage before you can discuss money issues without it turning into a fight.

Good to know.

Here's a little clip from Dave Ramsey about money issues and marriage:

"On top of the fact that men and women are different, opposites attract. Chances are, if you're married, one of you is good at working numbers (the nerd) and the other one isn't good at working numbers (the free spirit). That isn't the real problem. The problem is when the nerd neglects the input of the free spirit or when the free spirit avoids participating in the financial dealings altogether."

I won't reveal which one of us is the "nerd" and which one is the "free spirit" and I would never be stupid enough to say that we've figured everything out and we'll never fight about money again, but I will say that we're working on a budget and saving tips to fund Owen support our family and it feels good to do it as a team.

Now we just need to find something else to fight about because sometimes life is just a little more exciting when you have a good old fashioned knock- down, drag-out spousal fight.

Maybe I'll go tell him I ran into the mailbox again with my car. :)


  1. That is great that you guys have a plan. $$ is so tough, if it is not one thing, it is another. The minute we paid for all the house stuff for putting it on the market, the squirrels returned to our attic, costing us anther $250 (that we didn't have). Good luck!

  2. you make me laugh and make me realize that life is real, thank you!