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Author: snie Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 311083  
Subject: Re: What to do??? Date: 7/12/2005 5:02 PM
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Do I tell him I shouldn't be paying for my own ring? Or do I shut my fat mouth, be grateful I have one in the first place and help him pay for it since what is mine is his and vice versa?

I vote for treating all debt the same, and continuing to contribute regardless of what the money was spent on. It's not like you're paying for an ex-wife's engagement ring or something.

Think about this....would you have a different outlook if he had put $x additional in groceries on his card so that he could pay for the ring in cash? Instead of doing that, he payed for groceries with cash, and put $x on the card for the ring.

Either way the money is spent, and if you're really treating money jointly, it should all be joint. Otherwise, split up the snowball, and put $x to your debt while he puts $x to his debt, instead of $2x to the shared cards.

It's all the same difference in the end, isn't it?

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