I love talking about finances. I find spending habits and how couples manage there incomes fascinating. I don't need to know how much they make but what do they do with their money is so interesting to me.
I realize that I am a dork, but I love this stuff.
We don't have a budget. I am not saying that it is a financial free for all at our house, but some money comes in, some goes out, and goes to savings. I know about what I spend each month on groceries and extras, but that is it.
I got laid off just before we were married and then promptly had Taylor, we have never been a two income household. There was never mine and yours, it was always ours.
It works for us, but all my friends do it differently. Some have budget for everything, some put percents of their income into the communal pot for bills, some have one income go to savings and retirement and one for monthly expenses.
How do you manage your money?
Do you know how much or what percent goes to different things each month (like groceries, or eating out, shoes...)?
Do you have any tricks or tips for saving money, budgeting, or otherwise managing money?
Are there things you are not willing to skimp on?