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One Income Family Question

Anonymous
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 I'm just curious of how one income families that share a bank account plan on gift giving to one another. How do you buy a Christmas present for the husband without him knowing the cost, etc.? My DH and I share one joint account but have separate accounts for our fun spending. I always wondered about the dynamics of it.

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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CutieCrab
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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TaralynnStewart
by Platinum Member on Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM
My DH never checks bank statements so he has no idea what goes out or what it's for.
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Elayna90
by Gold Member on Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM
I've been using a website to earn giftcards amd stuff and bought his Christmas presents from that.
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mama2ameira
by captain underpants on Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM
My mom picks out , buys, and wraps her own gifts. My dad doesn't check the bank statement so my mom buys him things without him knowing

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My DH never checks bank statements so he has no idea what goes out or what it's for.
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mem82
by Platinum Member on Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Most of the time, we know how much the other has spent. It's not that big of deal. If I want to get something under the radar I don't buy online. It becomes just another random purchase in the overall Christmas season.

mariesmama
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

 were getting each other what we need and want so long as we have what we need and bills are payed why would i care?

beerabitch69
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM
DH has no clue what's in the account or what things cost.
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lovinglife0682
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM
We use the credit card and do not look at the actual purchases. We pay it off at the end of the month.
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katy_kay08
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM

my husband never looks at the bank account.  He pulls money out of the bank so I won't see where he shops.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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I control the bank and bills. Easy.

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