Creating a New Cash Flow Chart for my Family

//Creating a New Cash Flow Chart for my Family

Creating a New Cash Flow Chart for my Family

It took The Wife and I about a year of marriage before we created a cash flow strategy that worked for us and the last time the strategy was even looked into was 2011!  While we could continue down the same path, The Wife and I decided it was time to switch it up a bit due to changing circumstances.

Our Original Cash Flow Chart

Our original cash flow plan was a bit unique.

The plan was a bit unique since The Wife and I kept our own checking accounts, own savings accounts and then joint checking/savings.  People thought this was odd but it really did work for us and that’s all that mattered.  So what changed? Time changes all things.

It has been 5 years since we came up with that plan, and as time went out I, personally, took more and more control of our finances.  It wasn’t a plan to take over the finances, but rather, it just seemed to work out that way.  Currently, The Wife is very interested in our debt, less about our cash flow and almost no interest in our investments.  As such, we are entering the next step in our cash flow strategy.

Everything to a joint checking account and joint savings accounts 

Making this Change has been a pain! I didn’t realize how automated my checking accounts were.  I have had to do a ton of change payment forms and it is just annoying.  It’ll be another month or so before this is completely done since I want to make sure I have changed each and every payment.


Ever make such a radical change in your relationship? 

By | 2014-09-02T00:06:19+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Personal Situation|2 Comments

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  1. Lazy Man and Money September 3, 2014 at 11:05 am - Reply

    We are still implementing something very similar to your original chart.

    I think it’s important to keep some money separate. This way when my wife wants to buy some expensive shoes or I want to buy a new electronic gadget we don’t come to odds over it.

    • Evan September 28, 2014 at 10:52 pm - Reply

      I agree with you, LM. That being said she was done dealing with it, so if she wants it off her plate I’d rather not lose focus on it.

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