09-19-2009, 09:39 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
| | Re: no extra money
My answer is: CREATE A BUDGET.
Putting a budget together on paper and seeing which weeks of the month you need more cash or less cash - can at least get you both aware of what's out there. Chances are if you've done all of the family bookkeeping, he may simply be unaware of how you've got it all worked and scheduled to keep from falling into a deficit. As with anything new, if a person been removed from how a responsibility is managed, it takes a little practice to become a pro at it.
The hard part is budgeting for things that aren't routine. That will come with time. But for now, try to tackle it together - don't just throw it in his lap and say "lottsa luck!". Its not fair to him and it will only create frustration for you.