- 10 years ago
I know there have been some posts about this before but I’m not sure if anyone has addressed this situation….
How do you handle finances when one makes twice as much as the other?
My Fiance and I live together and we’ve opened up a joint account. When he moved in, I put together a list of joint expenses and split it down the middle. I deposit more than my share (i pay all of my personal bills and expenses from my own account) and he deposits everything he makes. He ends up depositing more, but because he puts everything he makes in, he uses this account to pay he personal bills. Unfortunately, half of our joint expenses + his personal expense = more than he puts in (partly because he pays more than the minimum balances now).
This is a sensitive topic for him and normally, it wouldn’t bother me but on top of putting more money into our account to cover all the costs, I am the only once contributing to our wedding savings now, I do all the work around in and around the house, and I have done all the wedding planning to date…
What would you do?