Each month, Jay and I budget $125 each for "personal spending" to be used however we desire. For me, this includes race registrations and eating out with the girls. Jay most often uses his money for tobacco. Beyond the occasional 12 pack of beer, he doesn't spend his money on much else. Often he goes under budget, not even bothering to "bank" it for the next month. That's just money not spent for the month and put back into the general kitty.
This strategy does, however, create some angst in him because I do spend my money - all of it - each month. Sometimes I go over, but if that's the case I spend less the next month. Rarely do I ever return money to the general fun.
One girls night out, I came home to find this note on my freezer inventory, next to the "pizza" column.
In case you have trouble reading the picture, here is the text:
I ate another one on 3/9. This sucks marking this sh*t off. Just count the fricking things yourself if you want to. I'm in a shi*tty mood because you went out to eat a fancy dinner & I am stick eating this pizza that tastes like a combination of sh*t and cardboard.
In my defense, "fancy" was a local (very casual) Italian place where I ate for under $10. In his defense, I got the "sh*t & cardboard" pizza on sale for $0.75 at Food Lion's going out of business sale.
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