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Husband Sees Credit Card Statement and Says...

May 13th, 2015 at 01:25 pm

My husband mentioned the other day he wants to see the account balances when he returns home (just days away now). Our Citi credit card statement just closed and was about $500 more than the last balance I was aware of. Some of it is my spending, but most was my husband. And yes a little bit is even from last month.

So this morning I sent him a PDF of the statement. I just said he could add up his own spending portion and left it at that. I didn't even add it up myself because what is spent is spent.

His response was 'Ugh. It's like an intervention. I'm trying to reduce my spending.' And I literally laughed out loud. I had no idea that just sending him one credit card statement would be considered an intervention! Smile

He did just buy new running shoes for over $130. He runs nearly 5 miles a day, so they wear out pretty fast. I did encourage him to buy them when he said his feet hurt. We don't need foot or knee problems to deal with. Of course, he didn't have the coupons I have here at home, and he did throw on three more t shirts for $9 each. I think if he can get his eating out under control it would be good.

So now he knows. The more one knows the better one can least let's hope!

6 Responses to “Husband Sees Credit Card Statement and Says...”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I'll bet he's using a little retail therapy because he's missing his family!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    I'd start sending him all the statements! Sounds a little, "Out of sight, out of mind". Which I guess is the human default with credit cards? (I honestly don't understand that at all, but I guess I find it kind of fascinating all the same).

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    He's doing great i think managing to live solo and just focus on you moving out. Did you secure your rental?

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    So true, MM, I should send him all statements. I'm also going to suggest YNAB, that we can start using after the move. I think we could make even greater progress in our finances if we were both aware.

    @LAL, yes we have a furnished apartment for one month and then a rental home secured to move in around the middle of July. We signed a one year lease and have already given them the deposit and prorated first month's rent.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Yep awareness is the first step to fixing a problemSmile

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's good that he recognized what needed to be done. Smile

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