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Getting the finances sorted. A look back.

Zen mode's picture

My DHs youngest son failed to launch. While we dated and were engaged I just took note, I really wasn't aware of exactly how much DH was supporting ( subsidizing) him. After we married my DH was all about the household budget. It was a bit of a juggling act with my still minor son living with us and me receiving child support, I would contribute that towards the mutual house upkeep and groceries (teenage boys eat a LOT) it didn't really cover everything pertaining to my sons upkeep.

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Financial Security Responsibilities

dbacks233's picture

I have 5 children of mine and 4 step children. All 5 of mine are now adults although typically one of them at a time may move back in to our house to get "back on their feet" from time to time. My current and 2nd wife of 4 years has 4 children. Two of those are teenagers and living with us. My wife always has an excuse not to get a job. She hasn't worked in several years (before we married). She is always citing it is because she needs to be there for her teens.

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Newsflash: DH Must Have Sportscar

StepUltimate's picture

... except I won't "let" him, even though he's willing to go into $100k debt for anything I want!

Yes folks, that is the arguement. I am ashamed I haven't already separated accounts because DH is obsessed with this sports car and watching numerous YouTube vids about it. It starts at like $55k and DH wants to trade in our almost paid off vehicle and finance the rest. Because, "we can afford it" BUT, if I want to separate accounts, then he CAN'T afford it.

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