The Author of this post is Velma Baird
I recently told my husband that I would like to take over paying our bills. He has done it since we got married and the other day I was thinking about the fact that if something ever happened to him, I would not know anything about our finances. He has several online accounts set up and I do not know the passwords for any of them. He used to do everything on paper, but ever since we got WildBlue internet, he has done everything online. He told me that he does not want to completely hand over all of the bill paying, but he does want to teach me how to do everything in case I ever have to do it alone. I have never been the type that is totally dependent on my husband, but when we got married, the bills stressed me out. He offered to take them over and I gladly accepted. My husband and I plan to spend Saturday morning going over our finances and he is going to tell me where he keeps everything for all of our accounts. At least then I will be able to do it by myself if I needed to.