This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Anna.
What if you and your husband have very different beliefs around money? I know you can't change people, but it is frustrating because I understand the principles.
I appreciate your response.
Money and relationships are pretty tricky, but they don't have to be.
If you and your husband have different beliefs around money, I recommend that you both start taking responsibility for yourselves.
Make your own money, have your own banking accounts, and split the joint bills and expenses.
If you want to save for a trip and he doesn't, go without him, but be prepared for him to do the same.
So many couples struggle with money, especially if one partner makes more than the other. Sometimes it works great and other times it's incredibly disempowering for the person who is not the breadwinner.
If you feel like your decisions are limited by your husband's money mindset, you need to have a heart to heart conversation with him, and let him know that from now on, you'll both be responsible for the bills, but that everything else will go into separate accounts.
This gives him the freedom to do what he wants with his income, and it gives you the freedom as well.
It's against the laws to ask him to change, this way, you'll both have the freedom to believe what you want about money and spend as save as you wish.
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