Friday, April 23, 2010

Aloha Friday - Household Finances




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Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So, on Fridays we take it easy on posting, too.

Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is for those of you with spouses or significant others:

Who takes care of the household finances, such as keeping checkbook, paying bills, etc.?

In our household, I'm the one who keeps the checkbook and pays the bills; we share our checking account. I'm very particular (can we say "control freak") about it all and want the checkbook kept nice, neat, and organized (and balanced, LOL). A few of my married friends maintain separate checking accounts and divide up the financial responsibilities - that's interesting to me but wouldn't work for us since we are a one-income household.

Have a safe and happy weekend!

21 comments:

pam said...

My hubby is in charge of the bank account and paying bills. When I had an income I had my own account.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

The hubby takes care of all of that - he's a control freak that way, and I had to learn to adjust to me not being the one to do it. ;) We have separate checking accounts, so since he's the main breadwinner, he pays all the bills - so he might as well handle that! ;)

Aloha Friday Follow

Cynthia Krajcarski said...

My husband takes care of all of that... I'm terrible with money. If it were up to me we would be living with our parents or something, because I'd spend all our money on shoes for me or clothes for my daughter.

Dee said...

I usually pay the bills since I'm home. As far as "keeping the checkbook", I HAVE it, but I don't ever balance it. If we ever want to know how much we have in our account, I just look online and it tells me...along with a breakdown of what we've spent.

shopannies said...

while we talk about and often pray over our finances etc... in the long run I am the one that carries it all out

I am Harriet said...

lol...the same person who does the yard work etc. Moi.

Have a great Friday!
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Michelle said...

Mostly me, but we both are always aware of it and make decisions together.

Rach said...

My housemate gives me money each month, but ultimately I'm responsible for paying the bills - most just leave my account automatically, so i just need to make sure the money is there!

The Social Frog said...

I do all those things :)
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Becca said...

I live at home still, so we all do our own finances.

Lori said...

ME!! But my husband makes all the $$ :)

Carrie said...
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Carrie said...

I take care of everything but my hubby makes the $

Cathi said...

My husband does. I don't actually know anything about the finances and he doesn't know how to service the law mower and work my power tools. LOL
Happy Aloha Friday!

Whimsical Creations said...

My husband does. I used to until our son was born and then he took it over.

Thom said...

Me, myself and I. Have a great weekend :)

Upstatemomof3 said...

We do it together. I used to do it alone but then I got really over stressed when we brought the new baby home and needed a break. I asked Hubby to do it and he was not so good at it so we decided to do it together.

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Pina said...

Me! :)

Kelley said...

I do... not sure how it happend; but I started it and have done it ever since.

Have a great weekend.

Smellyann said...

I do... I think we'd be in serious trouble if it were up to my husband! :)