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Who should be in charge of money? I love Daisy xxxx Due July 4; Manchester, United Kingdom 1422 posts
7th May '13

Who's in charge of the money in your household?
IMP if a man works then he should be in charge of the money AS LONG as the bills and rent and babys stuff are getting paid, if he brings the money in then it's up to him.
If a guy doesn't work then it's the womens responsibility or if the women can't manage money then the man should, but mainly the women.
Whats your opinion?

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
7th May '13

I think both parties are responsible of making sure all bills and household costs are covered.

~Ba.zin.ga~ Due December 4; 1 child; Under your bed, OO, United States 3744 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Kayleigh-louise Moran:" Who's in charge of the money in your household? IMP if a man works then he should be in charge of the ... [snip!] ... the womens responsibility or if the women can't manage money then the man should, but mainly the women. Whats your opinion?"


We both are. But mainly me because DH doesn't know how to check the balance in our account lol. He makes 99% of our total income and I make about $400 a month working 3 days a week, so not very much. I pay all the bills online, except the utilities and rent, we have to bring that somewhere.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15185 posts
7th May '13

I think the person who is best with money should be the one managing it. Just because you stay at home with your kids doesn't make your work less "valuable".



Men aren't known for being able to budget and handle money accurately and without being unnecessarily controlling.

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15425 posts
7th May '13

We are both responsible. I know a lot of SAHM that do manage the family's finances, but even then it was a mutual decision.

Roo & Sophie's mama 2 kids; Denton, Texas 9318 posts
7th May '13

DH works full time and I work part time. I am in charge of all of the money because if it were left up to DH none of the bills would be paid on time and our account would always be overdrafted because he has no idea how much money we have in the account.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
7th May '13

I think it just depends on the two people. DH paid all his credit cards late resulting in multiple $40 late fees. So, I took all of the bills over and have a spread sheet of when each bill is due. DH know's roughly how much we have and how much we spend. We both make about the same income.

Faye's Mama 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 4559 posts
7th May '13

I am going to start working part-time but even then I keep track of our fiances.

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57578 posts
7th May '13

Both, or whomever would like the responsibility/is better with money management/wants to do it.



We both work, we both manage our money equally. When something big pops up, we talk it over together. But if one of us was terrible with overspending, maybe we'd do it differently.

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27601 posts
7th May '13

IMO its either equal or its over. When we got married whatever I had was now his and whatever he has is now mine.

Freya D 1 child; Brookings, Oregon 1195 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Kayleigh-louise Moran:" Who's in charge of the money in your household? IMP if a man works then he should be in charge of the ... [snip!] ... the womens responsibility or if the women can't manage money then the man should, but mainly the women. Whats your opinion?"
TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22815 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Kayleigh-louise Moran:" Who's in charge of the money in your household? IMP if a man works then he should be in charge of the ... [snip!] ... the womens responsibility or if the women can't manage money then the man should, but mainly the women. Whats your opinion?"


Marriage is a partnership with shared resources and responsibilities. If by "in charge" you mean who writes the checks, thats usually best determined by the one who is more thorough and detail-oriented and "money-minded."
if you mean "in charge" as in who determines how the money is spent, that MUST be done as a partnership or problems will probably arise quickly.

I love Daisy xxxx Due July 4; Manchester, United Kingdom 1422 posts
7th May '13

It depends on who is best with the money.Then again I haven't heard of any men who don't work when they have children.If the man makes the money then IMO he should decide what it's spent on once everything else is paid for, if the child is not missing out.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Rette Mich:" IMO its either equal or its over. When we got married whatever I had was now his and whatever he has is now mine."


I don't think that's what she's asking. She's asking who is in charge of paying all the bills and creating a budget, etc.

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15522 posts
7th May '13

DH is in charge of the money. Not because he is the one that make it but because I suck with money lol. We would seriously be broke all the time.