This post is part of a series based on Laine’s Home Economics: 50 Ways We Paid Off Our House on One Income. Previous posts in the series are listed at the end of this post.
Currently, my husband gets $30 in cash each week as walk-around money, plus $30 for gas for his car. I don’t get any walk-around money, nor have I ever had any type of allowance for myself during our marriage.
Neither one of us has felt that I needed it since I do the spending for the family anyway, and my husband hasn’t had any issues with my buying the occasional book or magazine for myself. My clothing needs come out of our clothing budget; my food wants come out of our grocery budget. I don’t feel deprived in any way, and personally I prefer not having any cash in my wallet that doesn’t have a name.
So, I’m turning this over to my readers everywhere. What do you do in your marriage – do you have spousal allowances?
Previous Posts in the Series:
Give to the Poor
Pay Back All Debts
Save, Save, Save
Make a Budget
More on Electricity
Cooking from Scratch
Make Savings a Bill to Pay
Phone, cable, and internet access
Good food, Quality ingredients
Waste Not Want Not
How Can I Be Thankful and Content?
It’s not the amount of money that comes in, rather how it goes out that counts.