His Wife Was Never Told Him That She’s $15,000 In Credit Card Debt

His wife really caught him off guard when she treated him like her debt shouldn’t have an impact on him, as it does.

If they do encounter any big, unexpected expenses, it’s going to be on him to come up with that money instead of the two of them.

His wife simply didn’t get that, though, and she’s treating her debt like it’s not that much of a problem.

What’s even more worrisome to him is that his wife works as an accountant and has to handle money all the time.

“I know exactly how to remedy the situation (cut back on spending and pay down the highest interest debt first until it’s gone and potentially consolidate the debt to a lower interest rate), but I don’t think she has the self-control to be able to do that,” he said.

“We’ve kept our finances almost the same since before we were married (other than filing jointly on our taxes). We have a joint account that we both put money into, and we keep a running tab of expenses we feel should be shared between the 2 of us and settle up monthly.”

“It’s entirely possible we could make it to her graduation without any issues, and then all that money could go to paying off her debt, but that’s a pretty big gamble that could have been so easily avoided. Her car has a ton of miles and will die any day, I have no idea what she thinks will happen then.”

What advice do you have for him?

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