‘How do I stop my husband’s shopping habit ruining our finances?’

Q My husband and I got married in 2019 and we have a joint bank account. During the pandemic, he developed an addiction to shopping on Amazon. He gets a package from Amazon almost every day — it could be a new pair of trainers or a new gadget. The savings in our bank account have been almost depleted. How can I rescue our joint finances?

Kate, Co Wicklow

It is said that the secret to a happy marriage is a good sense of humour and a short memory. Upon saying ‘I do’, you inherit your spouse’s financial past, present and future, and much of that can be unknown….

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