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Do you think your spouse should have access to all of your bank accounts ?


Asked by gwen20 at 9:51 PM on Feb. 12, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • yes

    Answer by dancinintherain at 9:52 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • I'd say no.. just because you never know what could happen!

    Then again.. i'm only 20 and not married.. so i dont know how much my opinion really matters. lol.

    Answer by kaitilala at 9:53 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • ~*YES*~... if I did not completely trust him I would have NEVER said "I do"!!!

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 9:56 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • oh no no no! I believe that you should always keep your own money set aside. we have a joint account, and I have my own separate account for my personal savings

    Answer by Tarrar at 10:16 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Access to all accounts? NO.
    Information on all accounts or at least access to the information- YES.

    We do have his and her savings accounts. I've *heard* that if your spouse dies joint accounts are frozen until the estate is probated (hope I'm using the right terminology.) I could be wrong, and it could vary from state to state. But even if it didn't work like that- if he gets sued, joint assets (including bank accounts) could be at risk.

    Our retirement accounts are also obviously separated. He can have information on mine, give input etc. But in the end it's in my name only.

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 10:33 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Depends on what agrees with both of you. If you have one for bills, savings, a fun money account for each is a good idea.

    Answer by chgomom at 9:52 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • of course

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:52 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Yes. But we only have joint accounts. Everything we have is in both our names.

    Answer by montanagal2005 at 9:53 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • He has access to mine and I have access to his. It helps when he is deployed. He doesn't really touch my checking and I don't mess with his checking except to pay bills.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 9:54 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • I think that is between the husband and wife to negotiate with each other.....

    Answer by Anna92464 at 9:55 PM on Feb. 12, 2011