The story has it that the late Tony Curtis -- an actor and father of Jamie Lee Curtis -- had problems managing his money, so his financial adviser suggested that he keep track of every dime he spent for a thirty-day period. The list at the end of the month read something like this: newspaper 25 cents. Tuna sandwich $2.50, Miscellaneous $3,513.00.
So much for successful budgeting. It's one of the toughest challenges that we face, and arguments about money are supposedly the most common cause of relationship failures.