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A new beginning...

December 19th, 2010 at 06:22 pm

After almost a year of living separately, the hub and I have decided to try it together again. This decision has been months in the making. This past year has been an interesting one- and a year of learning for for both of us.

While we have been apart, our finances have been completely separate. A first in our marriage of 20 years. I have always been the keeper of the checkbook- and I think he has a new respect for where the money goes. We will probably keep finances separate for now...perhaps forever. He enjoyes budgeting and being in charge of where his extra goes. -but his extra goes towards 'man toys and games'...where my extra usually ends up in savings. So, this will be a financial experiment in the making.

I make more, but I also kept the lion's share of the bills when we separated. I have paid all expenses for this home- house payment, utilities, tv, food. I am not sure how or if we divide any of that. Currently, at the end of the month, he has more to play with than I do. We need to find a balance between what comes in and what goes out and who is in charge of what. We also need to keep the eye on long term goals.

Today, I am going to focus on clearing some closet space and a dresser drawer or two. Wink We can come up with the new budget by New Years.

I have to say, I am happy to kiss 2010 goodbye. Its been a year of heartache and challenge. PLEASE let 2011 be a year of truly new beginnings!!!

Life is awesome!!!

7 Responses to “A new beginning...”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Ray, I hope 2011 turns out to be a wonderful year for you. Good luck in this new beginning!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Best wishes!!

  3. NJDebbie Says:

    Nothing but good wishes for you!

  4. Petunia 100 Says:

    That's wonderful! Best wishes to you and your family.

  5. retire@50 Says:

    good luck with whatever decision you make

  6. Homebody Says:

    Good thoughts sent your way.

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:


    I hope that this new beginning with your hubby is full of promise and mended hearts. May 2011 be the year of the joyful relationship for you and yours!

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