That’s right, I said it.
BUDGETS ARE BETTER THAN SEX!
Now what I didn’t say was, “Budgets are sexy.’
I want to share with you how a budget can bring life, fire and love into your marriage.
My husband and I use a budget. It’s not always rainbows, because difficult things happen in life. Stuff breaks. Let me share with you three huge benefits of using a budget to manage your family’s finances.
Talking about money is uncomfortable. Creating and maintaining a budget requires talking about the amount of money you have (or don’t have). Then agreeing on how you want to spend or save that money. The real communication comes into play during your daily or weekly check ins to evaluate your budget and plan for the upcoming weeks. A topic that was once difficult has now become a chance to encourage and support one another toward a common goal.
I read somewhere that marriage isn’t a 50/50 partnership, but successful marriage is more like 100/100. However, we know that each of us has our own strengths. My strength is spending large amounts of money with reckless abandon. My husband’s strength is paying bills on time. When we have a clearly defined budget, it puts us in the same game playing for the same team: Team We Have Three Kids to Put Through College.
This is a big one ladies. The budget ELIMINATES ALL purchases on the sly. NO more hiding those packages or scheduling deliveries for when he won’t be home … GUILTY. The budget puts it all on the table. It forces you to prioritize the honesty in your marriage relationship above ANY purchase you could make for yourself or your family.
It’s just a budget, but when it comes to your marriage, it truly is so much more. Your money is important to your marriage. Don’t ignore it. In fact, imagine your marriage with BETTER communication, INCREASED teamwork and MORE honesty. You know what that leads to … better, increased, and more SEX!