(Closed) Blended Family Finances

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ahboo: We don’t have our money blended together and probably won’t do it even after we are married. I have my set of bills to pay and he has his and I find that it works out in the end. We are going to probably open a joint savings account for things we want to spend on together but our situation now is fine as is.

If you want to have your money/bills blended that is something you should bring up with your FI, especially if it is important to you.

Post # 4
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1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Are you wanting to have all your finances combined after the wedding?  Or are you wanting to keep them separate?  Is this something you’ve talked about?  

The way I see it, you two need to sit down and decide, together, how you’re going to handle your finances once you’re married.  It shouldn’t be him telling you what you will do, nor should you be telling him.  This is something that you need to discuss and determine what works best for you as a family.  If you decide you want your finances blended, then all your bills will come out of your joint account.  If you decide you want your money separate, then you’ll need to decide how you want to split the bills between you.  But all of these should be decisions made together, not things that he decides and then informs you of.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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46160 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My partner moved in to my place. We decided to add up all the expenses of the home- mortgage, taxes, utilities, cable tv etc and he pays me half. We split the groceries.

We both have financially rewarding jobs so pick up our own costs for vacations etc.

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