Guest written by our friend Gladys Fuentes
My husband has instituted a savings plan at the house and though I love him to death I may strangle him! He’s keeping track of literally every penny we are spending and it’s making me feel like a prisoner. I mean, I work 40 hours a week, too, and bring in my own money, so I don’t understand why he feels it necessary to worry about what I’m spending, too. I know it’s Christmas time and all but it’s not like we’re exorbitant the rest of the year – we’re pretty reasonable when it comes to spending money. I suggested we do things to save that are a little less drastic like maybe clipping coupons or going to ElectricCompaniesTexas websites to look at better utility rates but no, it seems the only thing that’s going to make Ed happy is making everyone else in the house completely miserable. I really thought I was doing well until he came home and grilled me over the $7 I spent at Starbucks. He was like, “who spends SEVEN DOLLARS on coffee?!” After I explained to him that I bought a muffin too and he STILL didn’t calm down I told him that was it – I was getting my own credit card and there was nothing he could do to stop me.
I really resent being micromanaged and by my husband of all people. I told him if he didn’t trust me with money he never should have married me! I mean, we’ve been married for almost 15 years so saying that seems a little silly but you know, sometimes you have to be dramatic with him to make your point. I am all for saving money, don’t get me wrong, but my husband is going to have to calm down or I’m going to separate all our funds and then he’s really going to feel broke. I mean, what’s a girl got to do around here to get a little freedom?