Lack of Communication: A Budget Buster?

Can lack of communication be a budget buster? Well, let’s talk it over. Communication with your spouse I believe gets better over time. Though we may wish that we could just snap our fingers and magically become the best communicators with our husbands. Wouldn’t that be nice? How about just snapping our fingers and we would magically be on the same page. Oh, if it were that easy!!!

Genesis Chapter 2:24

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Communication with your spouse is definitely a process that the Lord brings about over time. Yes, it can affect finances. And hopefully, over time your marriage will reflect the husband and the wife working together as one in finances. But let me remind you that it is a process and if it is an area of concern for you, please turn it over to the Lord and ask for His wisdom and guidance.

Here’s our life experience in the area of spending particularly on groceries. I always make it a point to call my husband BEFORE I go to the grocery store. That way I pick up whatever he needs. Also I can plan to adjust my grocery list according to the amount I planned to spend. That way we keep ourselves from making that extra grocery trip as well.

Secondly, Mike makes a point to ask me where a particular product is located in the house. Or if I see him searching for something, I immediately ask him what he needs. Lots of times I do locate what he needs. That is far better than Mike thinking that he needs to go buy something and then we end up with two products because we really had the product in the house in the first place.

So that’s our policy to talk to one another before going to the grocery store or buying something. Or checking with one another about where a product is located in the house before buying another one. That way we keep from spending gas on extra trips to the grocery store or buying something that we already had.

I hope this was helpful to you. There are so many areas to communicate about when it comes to finances. I picked this area on spending because I felt it was easiest to relate.

Charlotte

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