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Getting along with an over-spending spouse

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Getting along with an over-spending spouseKnow that old joke about not reporting a stolen wallet? “I didn’t report it to police because the thief was charging less on the credit cards than my spouse.”  

For some, that joke rings more true than funny – an overspending spouse can make a budget-conscious spouse feel like they’ve been robbed.  Suppose you set aside fifty dollars for miscellaneous expenses through the week, pack lunches, stick to instant coffee and walk in the rain on a day when a cab would have been really nice.  Come Friday you’ve stuck to your budget, only to find your spouse spent $200 on yet another coffee machine…“because it was on sale”.  Your budget was raided just because your spouse wasn’t …

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