venting about dh and $$
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|Tue, 05-12-2009 - 10:13pm|
we have very little money, I can stretch a dollar further than anyone I know. I'm full time in nursing school now. He's finally back to work full time. But, he's decided the money he earns is his to spend as he sees fit. Some of it ends up in the family budget (maybe $350 out of $500) but he spends the rest however he wants. We very recently each got a social security bonus of $250 each (this was a surprise for us, but the federal budget is confusing!) I told him that I would take the money out of the joint checking account and he could have his in cash to do with as he pleases (this was in response to him complaining that he can never buy me anything because I control all the money, and my birthday is in a week).
So, he transferred the money to his personal checking account instead, then added money that he earned on the side and bought himself a laptop. He's legally blind and he has had the Services for the Blind buy him a super duper large monitor for the desk top, and well as buying him other aids, like voice recognition and Zoom Text, so he can better use the computer. He even got them to buy a second monitor for him to use at work! So, now he has this tiny laptop. He doesn't do computer work, like paperwork or whatever. We don't have wireless internet (or at least I don't think he does, but he may have bought that on the side). I don't understand what on earth he needs a laptop for.
This is on top of the fact that our mower is broken (literally, he cracked the mower deck when he mowed and ran over a huge rock!). Now, with his bonus and mine, we could have replaced our mower with something reasonable... if we can't get the broken one fixed.
My bonus money is ear marked for me to have 1 new pair of jeans, since 1 of my 2 pairs has holes in it. And for my kids to have school clothes in the fall.....
I don't understand this man at all. He spends money like it's endless, then finds a way to blame it on me. We are currently charging groceries on the credit card (so you can guess what my bonus would really get spent on!) CHARGING GROCERIES and he buys a laptop computer, that he will probably use only in his room, 5 steps from the desk top....