How to get my wife proactive involved in the family budget rather than reactive at the end of the month?
Posted on reddit.com in r/personalfinance by u/DouggieFressh on 9/28/2018
We have a budget. We work off of it every month. I live or die by the budget. Currently, I keep it all on spreadsheets. I love excel. But for my wife, it's a killer. She hates math, hates spreadsheets, and hates budgeting. I keep a running total and always know what we have left. But that involves opening OneDrive and checking the spreadsheet. It is just currently not working.
So just wondering if anyone else has gone through something similar, where one party was super into budgeting, but the other wasn't. What finally worked? Did you switch to an app? Switch to cash? I need her to be proactive in her spending, seeing what we had left when she spends it, rather than reconciling it at the end of the week/month, when we already went over budget.