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I took a pass on joint finances today...

Anonymous
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SO and I have been together for years. Today, out of no where, he wanted to join our bank accounts. I politely declined. But, I have to say, I can't find where that would be the slightest bit appealing!

I'm sorry but I just had to get it out.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM
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KairisMama
by Sapphire Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:02 PM

 Well, if you're not  married I get that.

When we married we joined our accounts. It's just easy.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:03 PM
Oh, he'd like to get married; I'm just not all about that.

Quoting KairisMama:

 Well, if you're not  married I get that.


When we married we joined our accounts. It's just easy.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Prolly saw or heard the thing about Dave Ramsey. He says couples should always share a bank account. Blech.

Fields456
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:04 PM
Joint accounts are not for everyone. And there is nothing wrong with it. My parents have always had separate accounts in both their marriages. My dad was shocked dh and I have all joint accounts. But that works for us and we have never argued about money
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alexsmomaubrys2
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Good for you. 

No marriage = No joint accounts. 

Kodysmommy928
by Platinum Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM
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I don't share with my husband. It's worked for us for 12 years now.
caustinb
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM
Maybe open a new account for bills and joint expenses. We have our bills account, then we each have a checking account. We share a savings account, also.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:08 PM
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I always find it strange that people will share their homes and lives with someone but not their bank accounts. If you can't trust them with your money, why be with them at all?

OneToughMami
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:09 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

Prolly saw or heard the thing about Dave Ramsey. He says couples should always share a bank account. Blech.

I wonder how his wife feels about this lol

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:13 PM
Because, we have our own lives outside of each others'.

Quoting Anonymous:

I always find it strange that people will share their homes and lives with someone but not their bank accounts. If you can't trust them with your money, why be with them at all?

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