Originally Posted by Gumby
Joint account, yes.
ALL of your money in that joint account, NO.
Ideally, you should each have your own accounts, plus a joint account. Family expenses get paid from joint account. If your partner wants a new handbag, or you want a new set of golf clubs, those get paid for from the respective bank accounts.
I've been living like this for a long time and it really does work well. There is our money, my money and her money. All groceries, mortgage, bills, insurance are paid from out joint. We each put a set amount of money in this joint account every payday.
We then have our own checkings and savings account which we use for daily expenses like going out for coffee/dinner or buying a new pair of shoes and what not.
Originally Posted by impactX
If you don't trust your woman, then don't even marry her or have any joint account.
Absolutley nothing to do with trust. I have friends that join everything and it constantly leads to fights. Different methods work for different people though.
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