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I have resigned as CFO

April 16th, 2010 at 12:09 am

of our little household. I am sick of trying to be frugal and stay on track, only to have DH decide he is going to go on a little trip to watch the Sharks play tomorrow night. I know, not a big deal right?
Well it is when you have $3000.00 to taxes, $2000.00 to new windows that DH ordered without any planning, (other than me mentioning accountant said to get any windows, etc replaced this year), and a large AMEX bill due to some work travel, all due.

I scrape, I sacrifice, I pinch pennies until they bleed and he pretty much does what he wants. This was the final straw.

I got both checkbooks, wrote in the balances, printed out activity from both checking accounts and the savings accounts for the past month. I printed out all the web sites along with log-in names and passwords, made a list of monthly bills and when I paid them, took the tax stuff, current bills, put everything in a big folder and said, "here".

So now I can stop worrying, planning, juggling, etc and do what I want to do (which is gardening, quilting, and frugal living). Now if we have no money when we retire, it will not be my fault!

PS I should say this was one day after I decided to accept a job with the company my job was outsourced to. Since we are paid by production, I have no idea how much money I will be making really, especially since I am only working 4 hours a day.

7 Responses to “I have resigned as CFO”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I can understand your frustration. I often feel the same, although DH's expenses are smaller, but they are wants not needs.

    Good luck with your new job!

  2. ambitioussaver Says:

    I feel your pain. Hopefully he can really get an idea of what you're dealing with now that he has to take care of it.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow. A very dramatic gesture! Let us know how it goes...I'm really curious.

  4. Jerry Says:

    I agree... it was dramatic and probably leads to some nerves afterwards, but I hope that he comes to his senses at least. Finances need to be a team effort, and decisions about major purchases, insurance policies, savings and investments are not best made in a vacuum! Keep us posted...
    Jerry

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    Sometimes it is impossible to get these kind of things across until the other person walks in your shoes. Hopefully this wakes him up!

  6. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oh boy. Well, hopefully this will help him open his eyes about your financial situation.

  7. Ralph Says:

    I also empathize and feel your pain. It ain't easy being the frugal one. I'm sure you'll find balance again - you can do it!

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