Post # 1
I’m just wondering what everyone thinks or their experience..
My FI & I live together & have our own accounts. We have a joint account for wedding expenses and once we get married, we’ll be using it for joint bills. We’ll be keeping our own accts for things we want to buy with our “own” money. My thinking is we’ll both be putting money into the joint acct to pay for bills, groceries, dinners, misc entertainment, ect. At the moment, (I think FI more than I since he’s working PT & I FT) we get irritated with each other about who’s paying for dinner or movies and such.. So I’m just wondering, once we get married and share our money jointly, will these issues become less? I’m hoping so, at least a little bit!
Post # 3
It isn’t really a problem for us because everything is OUR money. We talk to eachother about big purchases that we want for ourselves and decide if they are okay but we can buy little things as long as it’s under x amount in a month without asking eachother.
Post # 4
@missasb – thanks, yeah big purchases aren’t really a problem with us. It’s more of the little things. Since we both don’t have much money, more so with saving for our wedding, we both pay for dinner, movies, groceries, ect. So it’s more of a “you just got paid, you should pay for this” thing
Post # 5
It’s tough when you are saving a lot. Once the wedding is over, you won’t have that to save for but you might start saving for a home or baby (don’t know your future plans) so you still might be saving a bit. We are saving up for a new home so money is tight for us too but it’s better now that I’m working and my husband is getting a raise at the end of this month.