Re: Financial Arrangement for Stay at Home Mom
I make about 5K more than your husband a year but we have three children (10, 3, and 1). She does get a small amount of support for the oldest one (dad isn't in the picture), but most of that goes right back out for all the activities he is in.
All of the bills come out of my checking account, but we decided it was best for her to stay at home right now because we would end up paying a large amount of her take-home pay for daycare. Even after all of this though, I have never told her she wasn't allowed new clothes or a haircut or any of those things. We have talked and she waits sometimes until a sale is going on for clothes or a seasonal special on a hair cut. Sometimes it is only until the next pay since I've paid all the monthly bills from this pay.
It is a difficult situation and I probably don't tell her enough how much I appreciate what she does. I would dump this guy as soon as you can.