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My husband refuses to get a joint checking account. He says it is just the way he is and "one day" he may decide to get a joint. I've protested and tried to reason with him on the benefits of it but he is stubborn. He has given me the amount he wants me to give him each month but that leaves me with maybe $75 for all other things like putting money away for savings or buying school supplies for my son (from a previous marriage where I pay for most expenses). He makes about $19k more than me a year and has more to spend than I do. He wants his money to stay in his pocket. I explained that Christmas and birthdays will be pretty skimpy this year since he wants to be that way. I even made a spreadsheet showing how the bills would be with a joint account. He obviously doesn't see marriage as a joint adventure. Any advice on how to handle the situation other than getting divorced?Answer Question
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