Personal budgeting is small-scale accounting. Because of this, many couples micromanage every expense to ensure they stay within their financial limits. To be fair, financial tips for couples usually recommend keeping an eye on their bank accounts. While this is a good way to track money, there is no need to do this on a daily basis.

A much better way to manage money is to focus on what you spend versus what you have. Unless you are running low on funds and have a big expense coming up, there’s no need to micromanage your bank balance. Instead, consider reconciling your expenditures on a weekly, bi-weekly or even monthly basis. This helps to free your mind during the week, so you can focus on productive ventures and a happy marriage.