What to do on a rainy day when you don't want to clean house, you've finished your puzzle, you've done your exercise and you're feeling too lazy to do anything else? I balanced the check books. In a weird sort of way I actually enjoy doing it. I handle the small "books" here and Mac does the big ones. Which means that I pay the bills and keep the check books in a reasonable state.
He handles the investment accounts and deals with the taxes. I would hate doing that--keeping track of investment expenses and figuring out how to get some of our money back from Uncle Sam--too much math. But I think he just taps into his inner Uncle Scrooge.
I don't mind the day to day expenses, getting everything paid on time or early, making sure we carry no balances on credit cards, deciding when we can afford some new item (a new computer) and budgeting for it.
He likes scouring through obscure tax laws and finding us the most deductions he can, figuring out which dividends we don't need to declare and which losses we can deduct and how he can keep the government's hands off of as much of our money as he can.
When I took early retirement and was filling out all my paperwork with my employer they suggested I hire a personal finance advisor. I laughed and pointed to Mac, who had retired a year ahead of me, and told them he was the only advisor I needed, that he was the reason we could take early retirement.
We make a good pair. We never argue over money, never have.