Stop Fighting Over Finances

One of the most common points of conflict in a household is finances. What do you do when you and your spouse cannot agree on spending and saving habits? iVillager mompres2008 reaches out for expert advice from Carmen and asks:

What did I just do? My husband and I fight about money all the time. He won't handle the finances but he won't let me either. We finally have no savings left and are on the brink. I cut up all my debit and credit cards, and gave him all my cash! My flawed thought-process was that since I now have zero access to the money, he can't say that I'm spending without paying attention to the budget. What should I do now?

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