In most marriages there are two types of people: a spender and a saver.
Generally in mine David is the spender and I am the saver. At least I try to be. He is constantly wanting to go out and eat fast food. Lets go to Subway. Alana wants a Happy Meal so lets get McDonalds. Luckily we only have a couple of restaurants here and most of them are gross so we don't bother.
I, on the other hand, am the queen of impulsive trips to Wal-Mart. Anybody want a candy bar? I'll go to Wal-Mart. Brownies? Wal-Mart. Bored? I'll go to Wal-Mart. In-laws stopped by without calling first? I'll go to Wal-Mart. I usually only get a couple of things and spend around $10, but that adds up over time.
The problem with our small spending habits is that we live on a pretty small budget, so if we spend $20 at McDonalds thats all our spending money for the week.
I try to have willpower but sometimes I'm just a pushover and say whatever. Then I get mad when we don't have any money, cause we just spent $20 on crappy cheeseburgers or Little Debbie cakes from Wal-Mart.
I want to save, but we both have a medical condition that makes it impossible. Its called moneyburningaholeinmypocket-itis. The minute we have more than ten extra dollars on payday we start dreaming of ways to spend it.
I think our pre-kids life spoiled us. We were constantly eating at restaurants, going to the movies and shopping. Oh the fancy life that two incomes provided us with.
I will try my best to be the saver to David's spender, but its pretty hard to resist buying stuff when I can. Now if you'll excuse me I have to go look at baby clothes on Old Navy.