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Do you & SO have seperate check books?

Me & DH do have our own but we have each others names on both checking accounts so we can write checks out of each others account


Asked by girliemom0406 at 10:55 AM on Mar. 7, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (10)
  • Yes. When I was working I had my money and I paid my credit cards. He paid the bulk of the bills though (house utilities etc)
    I'm not working anymore but I still have the account. About all I put in it now is refunds, rebates and money from personal sales.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:58 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • We only have a joint account and I don't think he's ever even picked the checkbook up. I do the bills per his request.

    Answer by AntoinetteF at 10:58 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Mom and Dad do but it's for the same account.

    I have the checkbook for our account and we both have debit cards. He just had to remember to tell me if he used it so I could deduct it from the account and I had to remember to let him know if there was money in there that he could use. Now I am the only one that uses either one, checks or debit card.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 11:02 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • No, we have one checking account with both of our names. I pay all the bills. DH only writes checks occasionally and it's only if it's for something he needs at his work or something like that.

    Answer by SherriPie at 11:18 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • no we have a joint acct

    Answer by san78 at 12:36 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Yes but we are both on each other's account. My husband wouldn't know how to write a check if the directions smacked him in the face. Usually he signs it and I fill it out for him.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 1:18 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • We each have a separate account and then we have one joint. My Dad died unexpectedly when I was young - my mom couldn't pull any large amounts of money that she needed out of the account, because it was a joint account. My dh and I always keep a portion of money in our separate accounts but his check goes into the joint account and all our bills are paid out of that.

    Answer by missanc at 1:25 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • No. We have a joint checking and a business checking, and our names are both on both.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:26 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Nope. It's a joint account, one check book. And 99% of the time I'm the only one that writes checks out of it.

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 5:07 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Yes, we have separate check books and separate accounts but we both have access to everything.


    Answer by 1smartcookie at 12:57 PM on Mar. 8, 2011