"Access to your husband’s money might feel good. But it can’t buy you the power you get by being the one who earns."
In Which I Answer a Question About Marriage and Finances That ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ Asked Us in October
Call Your Girlfriend asked The Billfold if we can provide any additional advice to a person who wrote them a letter about a tricky financial situation.
Currently our income does match our needs, and we are able to make a bit of savings. It's all complicated by the fact that both my husband and I are Canadian, and we are currently living in Budapest, Hungary and have been for approximately 4 years.
"He makes sure I don’t go too far off the saving deep end, and I make sure we have enough money to pay all the bills."
Essentially, a spouse is like a roommate who feels obliged to help you through hard times, so if you are looking to make your way in this cold, penny-pinching world without returning to your childhood home, go ahead and get hitched.
By making shopping trips together, I learned to make a list and stick to it, and he learned that it’s not against the law to occasionally splurge on an unexpected set of headphones or a Duck Dynasty loofah.
They did not speak English or take credit cards. We didn’t have cell phones. It was 8:30 on the first morning of our honeymoon, and we were already screwed.