If so why? If not, why not?
we currently keep our accounts seperate. because of his ex who he had children with. Im the "bread winner" as of right now. his company went under back in march. So i pay all the bills and grocerys. he pays rent. with the money he has left over that is the house spending money i guess. When we go out he pays for it dinner and movie usually weekly. We decided that we are going to start saving. yes we are the people that don't have a savings account. (state took it all because he had been giving cs via cash instead of checks and it showed he owed back child support) we are going to attempt to make it joint. i match what he puts into it. I'm hoping it works. we are both impulsive people him WAY more than me.
No. We're married, and even before we were actually married, what's mine was his and his is mine.
Quoting jessicaaris:DH and I keep ours together. We didn't have anything when we met so everything we have we share together, that is just always how its been.
DH and I keep ours together. We didn't have anything when we met so everything we have we share together, that is just always how its been.
-We have our own cars, credit cards, and bank accounts. Why? We already had them b4 marriage. However, we know the #s and have POA in case we need to access each other's account (me being military being one reason).
-We give money to each other all the time, and we both pay bills according to our existing income. Now, is more like 90 (him)/10 (me) despite it has been 60/40 for the most part.
-We see the money we earn as "ours" and despite we have our own accounts, we share it when needed or when wanted.
yes and no--I have a separate account and so does he but we also have joint accounts for our bills. He is really bad at spending money and I am the saver, so it is best for us to keep it that way so that I can handle the bulk of the money while he still has some spending money for him to do what he likes.
Combined.. because it was what we wanted and it works well for us.
Yes and no. We always had it together, but when I got this job it was in a different state so we had to separate them for many reasons while I moved to take the job and DH stayed back to sell the house. Once we got back into living in the same house, we found that it was easier to keep them separate. He pays all the bills like house payments and electricity and stuff and I pay for the groceries, gas, daycare and then anything else we spend money on. It just kind of works for us. We have no secrets on what we spend our money on and anything that is not a bill, DH uses my account to pay for it and I write checks out of his to pay for bills. Both accounts are ours, we just each manage one account. It just works how we have our budget set up.
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