SO FREAKIN MAD! Advice please!!!! Kristen Parris 2 kids; Virginia 1936 posts
10th Jan '13

I can NOT trust my SO with money AT ALL!!! I don't know what to do about it!!!

Currently he is the only one working because I am in my last semester of nursing school and taking care of our 12 month old on top of that. We live with his parents so we have a substantial amount of savings because we plan to buy a house shortly after I get a job...

He CONSTANTLY BLOWS money on any and everything. He doesn't think about any of the purchases he makes at ALL. Example, he went out Christmas shopping and ended up opening a guitar center credit card and charging 800$ worth of stuff to it!!

Just now I found out that he spent 300$ in less than a week on GAS, Fast food, and drinks,etc at gas stations!! On top of that he got 2 tickets a week ago..
I am so careful because of HIS spending. Me and our son never get anything extra, never get lunch anywhere, buy new clothes etc to make up for HIS spending. I am constantly saving every single penny I get because he blows through everything and he will NOT stop!

I just don't know what to do anymore! I am tired of feeling like his mother!!!! We tried me just handling the money but then he eventually gets mad because he wants to control it. I am Just so freakin mad right have no idea..

Any Advice please???

Oya. 81 kids; Hollywood, Florida 25195 posts
10th Jan '13

seperate accounts?

Kristen Parris 2 kids; Virginia 1936 posts
10th Jan '13

Already have that. He gets all of his paychecks put into his account.

Plus that doesn't work when he blows the money that is MEANT for bills.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45862 posts
10th Jan '13

Once your money comes in, pay your bills, put money into your savings and emergency fund accounts, then split a set amount IN CASH between the two of you for incidentals.

Have a set amount of money each week for gas, IN CASH, and put it in an envelope. If money comes out of the envelope, a receipt has to go in.