Posted by Tim Stobbs on December 31, 2007
As promised here is the second guest post from my wife, this time she talks about our spending.
Okay, I’m married to a personal finance blogger and I don’t actually want to kill him every time I go to buy something. But it wasn’t always this way.
When we first got married, it took me a long time to understand Tim and how he spends money. Me, I’m more of a spender, but I’m a good spender. You give me a finite sum of money to buy clothes with (for myself or our son) and I will see exactly how many items I can get, I hit the sales racks with glee. Tim on the other hand will not spend anything for six months and then announce he’s going to buy a laptop.
This difference in spending styles used to drive me nuts until we sat down one day and discussed it. Then I realized both ways were valid. He spends his way and I spend mine. The trick of it is to sit down and discuss it so you don’t feel guilty about your spending habits. Case in point, I have never had to hide a pair of shoes I bought, nor have I ever felt compelled to.