We are both not fond of doing dishes or cooking so we alternate those responsibilities with a set schedule. He really enjoys doing yard work and treats the yard like his sanctuary. He takes great pride in having it immaculately manicured. I love a clean house and usually enjoy keeping it that way. It's a stress reliever for me. If I am ever upset or just need to decompress you can find me with a cleaning rag in hand going to town on unsuspecting dust bunnies. So for the most part we each take on those responsibilities we enjoy. Of course we lend a hand to each other when something needs to get done.
If one couldn't tell by now, I love personal finance. I enjoy creating budgets and spreadsheets to track those budgets. I like developing plans to tackle financial goals and get very engrossed in accomplishing those goals. This is why I am in charge of the household finances. Yay baby!
I set the budgets, ensure the bills are paid and keep us on target for savings goals. Hubby definitely has input and we meet monthly to check in on where we stand. He knows all of our accounts, how to access them and check our balances. But the day to day management is done by me.
As our schedules and responsibilities change, we'll adjust because these assignments aren't set in stone. They are fluid as life is fluid and we'll continue to make changes as needed. As long as we continue to communicate, compromise and always be willing to lend a hand, we'll be a-OK.
What's your strategy for handling life's tasks?