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Sweetheart Allowance

August 7th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

We were watching Suze Orman last night and some gal called in in the "Can I Afford It" segment. This segment is where you tell Suze what you want to buy and she looks at your debts and investments and money and tells you if it is a good idea. Anyway, this gal wanted to buy something and she listed her income and then her sweetheart allowance. Suze asked what that was and she said it was her boyfriend's gift to each month. I looked at dh and asked him how come he hadn't given me a sweetheart allowance when we were dating. We laughed about that. I hadn't ever heard of it. Have you?

4 Responses to “Sweetheart Allowance”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Never heard of that...not sure what to think. Seems nice, but it also seems it could change the relationship in a odd way.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Never heard of it! But we did not date long. We met in February and married in May.

  3. ME2 Says:




    Sounds like he's buying her, ummmmm, affections. And that's called something less cutesy.

  4. mrpaseo Says:

    My wife and I spent about $3,000 a month between us the first two years together (Dated a year, engaged a year). We were both the same rank (Army). Since we have been married (almost 16 years now) we have a "His" and "Her" spending account. Currently it is $150 a month (Each). Sometimes it's $200 a month, sometimes $100. The $150 works best because that usually works out to $5 per day.

    On the 1st of each month I withdraw 60 five dollar bills. On the envelope I write numbers 1-30 (Or however many days there are in the month). Each day we go in and take out our $5 and mark off the day.

    On weekends we have "Entertainment money" that usually is $50 - $100 per weekend. Since we have this money to spend on whatever we do together we usually do not need our $5 dollars for Sat and Sun. When Monday comes around we can start the week with $15 dollars (5 for Sat, 5 for Sun and 5 for Mon). It usually works out to a few Starbucks coffees per week or whatever small item catches our eye at the corner store.

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