The Do’s and Don’ts of Budgeting with a Partner

Episode 44 · March 28th, 2019 · 54 mins 55 secs

About this Episode

The most important change you can make in your relationship with money is to change your habits surrounding money. Spending money is a habit. Saving money is a habit. Budgeting is a habit.

Now a budget for yourself is one thing, but so many other things come into play when there are two people (and an entire family) that can affect the budget.

If you are new around here, I want to catch you up on the three things that we do every week that are the keys to our success as a partnership. The first is individual: The weekly Preview/review. The second two are the partner meeting (which includes a budget meeting) and our family meeting (which can sometime encompass money talk as well). Today we're going to focus on the section of our partner meeting that deals with money: The Budget Meeting.

Once you have had your money discussion - then it's time to graduate to a budget meeting. This is, essentially, a meeting you have with your partner (hopefully every week or at least once a month), where you look over the budget together.

We chat about what we’ve learned over the years in budgeting together (the do’s and don’ts), and what habits we’ve created to help with budgeting and debt repayment.

How about you? Do you discuss your budget with your partner? What does that look like?

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