How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

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  • I have to get approval for every amount

    22 18.80%
  • Over $500

    31 26.50%
  • Over $2,500

    8 6.84%
  • I don't need my spouse's approval to spend money

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    How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    What's your limit on spending without receiving your spouse's approval?


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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    yeah....who on this board is "whipped"?



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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    Do not need permission on money, but why not discuss.....?

    On the other hand she has no idea how many CF credits I have.....



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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    Excellent question.......I guess I will find out soon enough.



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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    Call it whipped if you like - we like to call it we've been married for about a year and a half and we're still trying to get settled financially. We have to be careful that we don't end up draining our bank accounts with "side" purchases when we have to cover our needs. Something those of you either not married or been married for quite a long time either don't understand or don't remember. Pretty much we clear all significant purchases with each other (and this is a two way street).


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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    There is a big difference between "Talking over everything" and 500 bucks. The last thing I got in trouble for was spending 100 bucks, but that was gambling and that was also after I called her and told her I was up 80. So that kind of annoyed her.

    I don't really spend a whole lot of money on stuff though, I'm a pretty cheap guy. A clone cone can keep me happy for a while.




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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    We set a monthly budget on how much each can spend. We make larger purchases as a couple. Sometimes I will save my monthly budget up and use it for something a little bigger. We both seem to have the same type of financial goals so it works out.



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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    There is a big difference between "Talking over everything" and 500 bucks. The last thing I got in trouble for was spending 100 bucks, but that was gambling and that was also after I called her and told her I was up 80. So that kind of annoyed her.

    I don't really spend a whole lot of money on stuff though, I'm a pretty cheap guy. A clone cone can keep me happy for a while.
    I have found that I cannot answer the phone call from my wife while gambling. I could be up anywhere from $50-250 and after I tell her and get off the phone I end up going home without my initial buy-in. Though when I don't talk to her while playing I leave with an increase on my initial money.


    *It is so much easier to put the blame on her and not my playing*


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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    I DO WHAT I WANT!!

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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    We have been married for 2+ years. We still have seperate bank accounts and she pays a % of the bills based off her salary compared to mine and we both put 10-15% into 401K's. Whatever money each of has left is our money to spend. This has seemed to work very well for both of us, we don't care of what the other buys (she buys shoes, I buy a 60" TV).



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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    We have been married for 2+ years. We still have seperate bank accounts and she pays a % of the bills based off her salary compared to mine and we both put 10-15% into 401K's. Whatever money each of has left is our money to spend. This has seemed to work very well for both of us, we don't care of what the other buys (she buys shoes, I buy a 60" TV).
    I hope you don't let her watch on your big screen if she isn't sharing her shoes



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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    Unless you have separate bank accounts, you are being absolutely foolish to not discuss or at least inform your significant other before making any purchase that isn't essential.



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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    This is a very interesting poll. My wife is an accountant so money is watched very closely. She also sets up our monthly budget which is fine given that I am a law student and it is an area of expertise for her.

    I rarely spend money so I would like to think that I can spend $500+ without catching grief. This probably due to the fact that I just don't ever buy anything so when I do go and buy something it is usually a necessary item.



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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Call it whipped if you like - we like to call it we've been married for about a year and a half and we're still trying to get settled financially. We have to be careful that we don't end up draining our bank accounts with "side" purchases when we have to cover our needs. Something those of you either not married or been married for quite a long time either don't understand or don't remember. Pretty much we clear all significant purchases with each other (and this is a two way street).
    That's basicly the boat I'm in with my wife. Add to that a 1 year old and she just graduated from ISU in December. We're doing well enough to already have a house but not well enough to just go buy something for the sake of buying it.



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    Re: How Much Can You Spend Without Your Spouse's Permission?

    I think the whole seperate bank accounts thing is ridiculously silly.



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