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Getting my husband on board 7/1

July 1st, 2007 at 09:45 am

I didn't spend any money yesterday thank goodness. However, I really have to get my husband to join in on this savings plan with me--he spent about $100 yesterday on a boogie board and wet suit that he'll probably only use 3 more times this summer! I haven't yet told him what I'm doing as I want to make sure I can really commit to this! Not that I really have a choice. From what I understand, it takes about 3 weeks to start and really commit to a new routine. I hope thats true!

So far today I'm doing pretty well. We have friends in from out of town. Usually in the mornings we go to breakfast at a restaurant. I skipped the restaurant for financial and dietary reasons...however I used my youngest fussy daughter as an excuse. My husband and other daughter still went, but still it is a savings of about $15 for my breakfast alone. So that's good!

8 Responses to “Getting my husband on board 7/1”

  1. honeichild Says:

    Every little bit helps. I hope your husband will begin to see needs vs. wants

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I hope you can get your husband on board quickly!!

  3. JanH Says:

    Welcome! I, too, worked on myself first getting new habits into place. I was blessed--Hubby was easy to convince because he is more naturally frugal. Hopefully, once your DH sees all the money you've saved in little ways, he'll join in. Keep us posted!

  4. littlemama Says:

    Once my husband read Total Money Makeover he was on board. Now he is more intense than I am in getting the bills paid off.

  5. mathis86 Says:

    Thank you all of you for your encouragement--every little bit really helps.

  6. mom-from-missouri Says:

    Mine is listening to Dave Ramsey now!! I love it

  7. disneysteve Says:

    You definitely need to get him on the program. This isn't your problem alone. It is both of your problems. If you are trying to cut back spending and he is out blowing money on stupid stuff, that just won't work. Good luck getting him to join you on the quest to get everything under control.

  8. reflectionite Says:

    i have been blogging here for a few months and have felt it really helps to be able to connect with frugal-minded people. im not 100% frugal like a lot of people here - i like to have a bit of fun here and there and spend a bit - but everyones advice is very encouraging and it is nice to come to a place that makes you want to save your money instead of spend it!
    i too have found it hard to convince my partner to adapt a frugal lifestyle, he can go weeks without spending money but he has a lot of things he likes to buy which costs a lot of money, so one month he may spend ALL his money, then save again for a few months. he collects rock posters - which i tell you, after purchasing, postage and framing, can be quite a packet! he also likes to play golf every three weeks or so, which usually costs in the vicinity of $30 or more. he drinks beer every night... gah! i have tried to get him to work out a budget but he doesnt want to/cant be bothered. so for now it is just me doing my bit of saving and hoping it will rub off a bit. i think once we buy a house things will change a bit, he should realise then that he needs to put some things in place and cut back a bit. until then i continue to fret!

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