Monday, March 22, 2010


I used to be the financial person in our household. I paid the bills, transferred money to savings accounts and managed our money. I enjoyed doing this. Since being laid off, even the thought of our finances makes me nauseous. It's like they say "ignorance is bliss".

Ignorance is not smart, however, when it comes to your finances. My husband has taken over as the finances person of our household. I don't ask how much money we have in our bank account, savings accounts and what bills are due because I didn't think I could handle it after the stress of being laid off. After a month and a half now, I'm finally at the point where I can and need to handle our finances. So I'm going to sit down and look at all of our bills, figure out things we can do to decrease or eliminate any of them. I'm also going to redo our budget and make sure everything is paid to date. My husband is really trying and I don't know if he is doing a good job with the finances or not because I haven't checked up on him. I know in the past he has not been very good with them. I've always been the financially smart one in our household and have had to give him counsel in that area.

So I'm really frustrated with myself. It's so stupid to just not deal with things like this. I'm an adult and need to start acting like one and stop throwing myself a pity part. It's not going to change the situation we're in just because I don't know about it. I might even be able to figure a way to save us money.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the comment! Good luck with the finances :)