I always get the mail. It's almost an obsession of mine. I love it. As soon as I get home, I get my daughter out of the car and walk to the mailbox. Yesterday, there was a paycheck stub for my husband. I often open up his paycheck stubs because sometimes there are real checks in there. He is not a fan of me opening his mail. In fact, this had lead to many fights in our household but I just have to know what's in there. I refrained from opening his mail yesterday and low and behold, there was a check in there for $120. At first, he said that he was just going to keep it but I thought that it should be deposited into our account because we are saving for our next house. This morning he did leave it on the counter for me to deposit.
This is where I run into a bit of a moral dilemma. I know that he would like to cash it and use it for personal spending money but he pretty much spends whatever he wants the way it is without regard to trying to save money. I used to let him have "fun money" but he bought a $10,000 motorcycle this past summer and our current agreement is that he doesn't get any fun money because we are still making up that amount in our savings. Should I feel bad about depositing the check into savings versus letting him cash it and do whatever with the money?
I should add that he fully supports us saving money for our next house purchase but he spends more than me on a regular basis and it annoys me.