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Dh Blew it!

June 23rd, 2012 at 12:47 am

So, I was all happy about my new budget and how it was working so well--until I paid the CC bills today and realized hubby had spent $400-- on a backpack,soccer shoes, and bike repair. That must be a gold-plated backpack. Argh. So much for my grand plan.

I guess I shouldn't be too angry, as he rarely ever buys anything. Other than food, he probably costs me $1000 a year. Argh.

In other news, the final bill for my office redo came, and after paying that and the mortgage, I've only got about $500 left in checking to last two weeks. I can't remember the last time that happened! (It would have been 1000, except for hubby's secret purchases!!)

Oh well, grin and bear it, right?

9 Responses to “Dh Blew it!”

  1. Swimgirl Says:

    I think our husbands are related. The whole grocery story thing and now this. Mine rarely spends, either, but when he does, it's pretty big and I don't know about it! Smile Aaargh!

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    Always! I try not to make a stink about it because it's infrequent, but geesh. I told him we were on super lock-down austerity mode, and he decides he 'needs' a $100 backpack and $100 soccer shoes. Now??

  3. Swimgirl Says:

    So familiar...

  4. Claudia Says:


    If this blog post were written by a man, people would be jumping all over you for making a comment about "she only costs me $1,000 a year."

    Isn't that just a little bit condescending?

  5. ThriftoRama Says:

    Costs me $1,000 a year as in, he never buys anything or asks for much. How is that condescending? He never spends anything?

  6. crazyliblady Says:

    I'm so sorry. That's terrible. Maybe you and the hubby should have a talk about talking about big purchases before you make them. Like when he was buying the soccer shoes, he could have called you and told you he was planning to buy the shoes so you could discuss it and prioritize.

  7. Claudia Says:

    What I mean is, it sounds sexist to me. Think about how it would appear if a man said that about his wife. He's not a child, is he?

    Are you not equal partners in the marriage?

  8. Jerry Says:

    I'm a guy, and I think that your husband should discuss these purchases in advance with you, or it really can lead to problems overall. I mean, that is great that you have some insurance that it happens rarely, but still... common courtesy, I think. I hope that it didn't screw things up too much for you!

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