How much are you comfortable spending with out first consulting your significant other? Can you spend $100 without discussing the purchase? $500? $1,000? Does your partner have the same number?
I think that my number is $100 with Mrs. Planner. It’s not that I feel that A) I need permission B) $100 is a lot of money or C) I can’t make money decisions on my own. I frankly can’t think of something I would need that costs more than $100 that I can’t take the time to discuss. I feel that the discussion helps hold me accountable to our financial goals.
Some of you may find that this could be the root of some deeper issues. I will not be held liable for possible progress.
****Gift purchases for the significant other don’t count.
Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning financial mind and a former comedian. He’s a USA TODAY columnist, author of ten books, and is the host of the popular radio show and podcast, The Pete the Planner Show. Pete is considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world, but he’s just as likely to talk your ear off about bass fishing.