What are your thoughts about the wife taking care of the bills/finances?
I've read in a few popular books that it's really better for the husband to take this responsibility. I think that is true, but, I don't think it's good if the wife has no idea how to pay the bills should something happen where hubby can't do it etc. Or, maybe bill paying is a huge stress and burden on the husband, who works all day and has little time to be at home anyways. Because of this maybe the bills are disorganized, it's hard to keep track of what is due when and the bill payer is working too hard.
If you haven't guessed I'm describing my husband :) He will admit that he's not very organized in general, much less with paper! I will go clean out the desk ever so often, but it gets cluttered up again because there is no system. Er, well, the system is on Microsoft Excel...but there are still physical papers to be dealt with.
I mentioned the idea to dh that maybe I should take over for awhile, just so I can be able to do it if he can't for some reason, and because I do have naptime to work on it. Plus, sometimes I feel like there's not a lot I can do to better our financial situation (like bring in more money) so at least I could help share the responsibilities this way and give him a break.
Anyways, just curious.