Hiding money

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Hiding money
53
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 12:09pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:05pm

ITA

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:06pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:13pm

My dd did that one Christmas. He bought me a very nice bracelet. I was like "huh" as I know how much we had to spend on each other from our Christmas budget. He said he was worked so much overtime that he saved a little each week for a couple of months.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:17pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:19pm

At that time there was no direct deposit at his job. He would cash the check at the bank every week.

Avatar for savcal2011
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-06-2010
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:20pm
Many places will allow your direct deposit to be "split" into separate accounts. One could, fairly easily, have a small amount put into a second account each month and the main account would show the bulk of the paycheck.

We used to do this with savings. Since it was never in our checking account, we didn't see it and couldn't spend it. But I coulud see how it could be used to squirrel money away.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

Avatar for rollmops2009
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:20pm

Yeah, but if overtime is paid cash at the regular rate, instead of paying time-and-a-half on a check, then ...

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:23pm

We have kind of the same set up. I take care of the finances, so I do know what DH is spending more or less. But, I don't hide anything from him. I don't tell him every little thing I buy, but as long as we have enough money he doesn't care if I spend money here or there on things for the house or my hobbies. We do talk about big purchases and expenses ahead of time.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:27pm
We have a certain amount of money we take out for spending. I do not keep tabs on how he spends his spending cash. We also have a certain amount designated that we spend on b-days christmas etc....

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:36pm