It’s Thursday, April 15, 2010, a day most Americans eagerly look forward to. Yes, that’s right..it’s Tax Day. If you owe, you are giving Uncle Sam a serious side-eye right about now. If you were like me and got a refund, you probably filed as soon as you got your W-2 in the mail. I was particularly motivated to file quickly because I needed that extra change back that the government had been holding onto all year. Gotta love those interest free loans that we give the IRS.
At any rate, I mailed out Myron’s tax form this morning. He does a 1040EZ so it was quick and easy to do. I’ll drop it in the mail at work so it will be postmarked today. If there is one thing I DON’T do, that’s play with government deadlines.
That got me to thinking about familial finances. At this point Myron and I have been pretty transparent about our finances, the good, the bad and the ugly. He doesn’t have much interest in managing the money, so the CFO duties in our household will be falling onto my capable shoulders. He likes to make the excuse since I have the finance degrees, I should handle the money. *raised eyebrow at my fiance’*
How do you handle finances in your household? How would you handle it if/when you get married? Have any tips to avoid conflicts over money??