My husband and I have always been big into tracking and budgeting our expenses- we haven’t always followed our plan and our plan hasn’t always followed us but we try to budget and stick to the budget. Since we got married, we have included a free spending category or “allowance” for each of us. We each get a set amount of money to spend as we wish for the month- this way if he chooses to buy Starbucks everyday with his money and I choose to indulge in a pedicure it is never an issue- we individually get to deem whatever as a worthwhile expenditure.

Budget tip: Keep track of your expenses and plan! Checkout online or software banking programs that can help you keep track and budget. And try the envelope system!