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Husband On Board?

Christine's husband won't give up his toys and she's ready for it to stop.

QUESTION: Christine’s husband justifies his spending, which has left them with $77,000 in credit card debt. He won’t give up his toys but asks her to make sacrifices to save money. How can she put her foot down about this?

ANSWER: Tell your husband you want to work on this together.  You don't want to be the only one doing the finances.  Your husband can't complain about not getting what he wants when he's not even participating in the process.

Let him know you're tired of being the only one making adult decisions.  It's time to be mature and whining.  The root of all this sounds like marriage problems though.  I'd advise you to find a good marriage counselor for you two to go to together.