We got allowance raises this month! Our original allowance amount was $75 each, twice a month. We have received this amount for the last two years. We talked it over and decided to raise this to $100 each in response to some recent financial discussions we had. We use our allowances to pay for everything we buy for ourselves, including clothes, meals, beer, gadgets, etc. We were both feeling that we couldn’t buy the things we really wanted with this amount of allowance. As a result, I had been making personal purchases with money from the joint account, while Him quietly simmered. We have both recently gotten raises at work, and we felt that the small increase in our allowances would help us to feel freer in making personal purchases and get us back on track with our spending.