No. of Recommendations: 6
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?


Print the post  

Announcements

UGC Disclosure Notice Regarding Credit Card Posts
Community board discussions about credit cards are not provided or commissioned by banks who may have advertising relationships with The Motley Fool. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.
TMF Credit Center
The Motley Fool Credit Center arms you with real tools and simple messages, that will help you in every credit situation.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement