Who takes care of the bill payment center at your house? Does it really matter who the financial guru is at home? With the continued development and improvement of Internet security paying the bills is a much easier process than it was a few years ago. With services such as online auto orÂ automatic bill payment, electronic bill payment, andÂ online payment reminders. paying a bill online is a breeze.
The question remains of who takes care of the household finances, the husband or the wife? The obvious answer to the question is whoever is more organized and better with money, but it goes beyond this simple answer. The household finances should be a shared responsibility between both husband and wife. It’s ok to have one person, usually the more organized person, take care of paying bills and budgeting but both should be involved with the overall process.
Since 50% of all marriages end in divorce and the number one cause of divorce is money this should be an important job in the family. If the husband takes care of the majority of the finances the wife should always be well informed of how much money they have to spend on what debt the family currently possesses. A husband can’t expect a wife to control her spending if she doesn’t know they are broke. The same goes for the wife, if she takes care of the majority of the finances, she shouldÂ update the husband on the current financial situation often. Men tend to enjoy “toys” which usually carry a big price tag, if you can’t afford to purchase big ticket items they need to know.
Taking care of the household bills and personal finances is a big burden and responsibility. The workload should be shared by the couple. Keep each other well informed of your current financial situation and always talk before making any major purchases. Maybe you can be one of the 50% that stays together!