It depends on the family. For instance, my parents both work full time and they both bring home a good amount of money. They always have more then enough money left over every month, and if one of them wants to buy an expensive item they will just go buy it. They have a joint checking account where all the bills are paid from, then they both have individual accounts where their "fun money" is at.. Now, if it was me and my partner, we would consult on the purchase, because we share one account, and we don't always have excess money each month. So, really, it is up to the dynamics of YOUR marriage.
at 1:43 PM on Aug. 17, 2009