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Subject: Re: Article on Managing Family Finances Date: 8/20/2000 4:07 AM
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Sounds like we have similar households. My wife just stopped working to care for our newborn (Nicole, she's 4mos now and supreme ruler / commander of all
around her), but she never had an interest in the finances. Totally left it to me. However, I think that just changed now that the payout in her pension was about
15 times less than she thought it would be. Golden Rule, "know what you have". She has decided to learn the ropes and will open an IRA with a discount broker
and spend a lot of time at the Motley Fool.


Hey rja735,
I became a stay at home mom and Hubby decided that since I was home, I should do all the bills. We both try to save, although he is better at the saving than I am because he doesn't have to pay any bills with his share.
We have a very easy working relationship as far as the money. About the only diagreement we have is that Hubby says I pay the bills too early and too much. Ex: I try to stay a month or two ahead on the mortgage.

We have friends that both are working, they just bought a house that costs about 1 & 1/2 times their combined salaries, their cards are maxed out, etc. Hubby and I were talking today that we don't know how they can get along.

Hubby and I are both savers. I would not have even dated him if he didn't seem very financial responsible. and I certainly would not have married him. That may sound snotty, but I figure that it's hard enough to keep a marriage together. Why have problems before you even hit the aisle?

P.S. Congrats to Dad. To paraphrase a friend of mine speaking to her husband, "You just THINK your wife is expensive." :-)
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