I know each sitch is different... I was wondering how you all handle household finances?
We combined households in August 2012 and we have yet to really change the way we manage bills. We basically split the house payment (we take turns righting the check), divvy up any utility bills and then he pays for his car, motorcycle and insurance and his children's school tuition. I pay for the kids cell phones and my own.
It generally works out okay but this morning we ran into an issue because he failed to mention to me that he was "a few" months behind on SD's school tuition (private school, about $100 a month) until this morning when he handed SD the check to bring to school.
Meanwhile, we are going on a mini road trip this weekend and we have been talking about spending money and our budget. In the past few weeks when we have been talking about if we could afford to go away, he never mentioned being behind on anything. And now today he is writing a pretty big check but claims it won't affect our budget for our trip.
Don't get me wrong, the kids come before our trip.... I just have a sour taste in my mouth because I feel he should have been up front with me about it.