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So, that's where the money goes

July 30th, 2011 at 01:40 pm

Every four weeks, hubby gives MIL money, 300 to be exact. For most of this year, hubby has been asking her to write a list explaining exactly where his money his going. Well, today she wrote the list. According to the list, the 300 is made up of:

160 digs/rent
15 broadband
35 gas and electricity
30 figurines*
60 break money*

We disagree with the last two. The figurines are comics which DH gets every month, they started off as a gift a few years ago for his birthday. We checked the letters and the total is less than thirty pounds. As for break money, hubby works four days a week. We get paid every four weeks. Hubby gets 3 for each shift... well that only totals to 48, where's the other 12 going?

We can't do anything about is until next pay at the end of August. DH has already given her this month's money. However, he's going to talk to her before next payday. We'll take control of his break money and the figurines. For his break, we will buy juice etc so he's not spending/spending less at work. I'm just glad we finally got an answer.

4 Responses to “So, that's where the money goes”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    It seems strange that she is making him pay for something that started out as a gift. If he does not want the comics, he could just tell her he does not want them and you could use that money for something else like moving out. I am not sure I understand what "break money" is, so I cannot comment on that.

  2. TarWalker Says:

    Is the break money like your snacks at work? Why would she be controlling that?

    Those two items that you disagree with could very well be used to go towards moving out! 90 would go a long way, really fast.

    Are you sure you couldn't get a refund from her for August? At least for the break money since you haven't used it yet, if she can't cancel/change over the magazine in time?

  3. scottish girl Says:

    crazyliblady - Yeah he's been paying it for years. Break money is money for snacks at work

    TarWalker - Yeah it's for snacks at work. I haven't got a clue why she's controlling that. Hubby hasn't asked her for a refund but I doubt it will happen

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    Congrats on being so close to your goal on your moving out fund. She does not sound like a fun person to live with.

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