My wife is good with money. I pay the bills and she manages the house. I don't think she usually knows how much we have in the bank but if I have paid the bills and tell her to take it easy she does. She socks away cash to do things she wants for herself that are not really in the budget. I am working on an outside project right now and the only question she asked was "can we afford it?" And I said yes....if we do the work. And we will. Things are a little easier than they were a few years back when we bought our house....I remember then that every time I paid the mortgage I would get a cup of coffee or a beer and walk around the yard looking at the place....amazed that I was able to pull it off for another month. Back then we didn't spend a dime without it being in our very strict budget. I wrote down every candy bar I bought.