It’s not always the easiest to navigate financials in your marriage.
My husband pays our bills and is in charge of our investments. He says he’s frustrated with me because I don’t show interest in anything financial. I know he’s in charge and I trust him. Why do I have to get into dealing with all of the accounts, numbers, and gobbledy-gook?
I’m a big believer in mates playing to their strengths, and it sounds like your husband is good at managing the finances. Having said that, I think it’s a great idea for you to be open to your husband sharing financial information with you, even if it’s just the bottom-line numbers.
For one thing, you want to show him you’re a team player, even if it means simply getting up to date on your assets and debts. He’ll feel less like a lone ranger in this area if you show up to the table with a level of interest to know the basics.
Also, God forbid anything would happen to your husband, you want to have at least an elemental knowledge of the state of your finances. This includes knowing where passwords to accounts are located.
Setting a date for you and your husband to have a financial meeting at least once a quarter will stave off his frustration and raise your financial IQ!
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