There are five rules OnTargetCoach and his wife follow when it’s time to work on the household budget:
Rule #1: Invite your spouse – do it a few days ahead and in person (don’t text the invite!)
Rule #2: Bring snacks (or dessert) – to entice your spouse to attend
Rule #3: Bring a timer – agree to meet (excuse me – PARTY) for a certain amount of time. OnTargetCoach’s wife recommends no more than 30 minutes
Rule #4: Come prepared – with previous month’s budget, a calendar, and your current month’s budget proposal
Rule #5: Agree. Once everyone has had their say and the budget balances then shake on it and stick to your newly-created moneyplan.
Enjoy your party! And remember to please budget responsibly!