Here is MY real life and spending in MY coupledom...
When I spend money it's usually for small things but they can add up... For instance Costco, is of the devil, and I can't walk out of there without spending less than $100.00. Little things... they add up. A shirt, a pair of shoes, getting may hair done, mani/pedi... you understand?
When my GUY spends money it's on a BIG purchase. Like gadgets, computers, mountain biking, snowboards... stuff like that.
So he may not SPEND as consistently as I do... but what he DOES spend money on we usually have to dip quite a bit into savings to purchase it, not saying he doesn't look for the best deal, but they COST a LOT.
So then this is what happens:
MSM: "I need a new bike." as he scrolls through Craigs list.
Me: "okay, let me just go pick the money tree and get right on that!"
Then he mentions some stuff I got, little stuff... it's not an argument as much as it's an accusation.
And you can probably guess where it goes from there.
Ending with, "If we cut back on our spending then me being able to get a new bike wouldn't be such a problem."
Me: "We as in I?"
MSM: "I don't spend money, yet it's funny how whenever I want something for myself we never have money to get it!"
Me: "Want something that costs less then!"
What do you guys think? Do you guys run into this problem? How is this even solvable???