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Subject:  Re: Reconciling Different Money Priorities Date:  8/15/2008  1:20 PM
Author:  llambe Number:  277066 of 312185

And when she wanted the $2,000 bag, I bought it. When she wanted the $100k MBA, I paid for it. When she wanted the first class flights, I booked them. The allocation of cpaital in our family has always been such that each person got much of his/her wants.

I, I, I - you paid for all those things or you both agreed that was appropriate use of your resources? The fact that you choose to give her a lot of things she wanted is not the same as she helped make the decision.

You've now decided paying off the CC and setting up a big EF are most important to the point that everything should be cut to fund them. She hasn't agreed to that. Even if decision making is shared, there's no longer enough for both of you to have what you want so stop quibbling about is $2k or .5k is an appropriate allowance and decide together what's important, what gets funded and what doesn't.

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