(Closed) For those of you who live with your SO, how much of the bills do you pay?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

He paid rent ($650 & gas for his car) & I paid utilities, food, and gas for my car. It came out pretty even.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Usually we split 50-50. 

But right now he is taking care of the mortgage and i’m going everything else. Once we are married i want to just pool all our money together. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We split everything 50/50 right now. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Our money just goes into the same checking account and we pay the bills.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We split rent, car insurance and cell phone. I pay my car payments and my credit cards. He pays all utilities and his bills.

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

FH and I bought a house in July…

I pay:
Electric
Cable
Internet
Water
My Cell

He pays:
Mortgage
His Cell
His Motorcycle
Groceries
Sewer
Trash
Other random things we do…

Most of my pay is used up for bills.. Feels like I’m missing a few on my end…

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

we spilt it in proportion to our income.  Right now bills are spilt 60/40 with him paying 60% on the total cost and me paying the remaining 40%.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

I pay about 25%… he makes a lot more than me. If I bring home a check from work (for 2 weeks) with $450, he’ll bring home a check for one week with $625. :/ So it’s hard for me to pay for half of everything when I don’t make nearly as much as he does.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

We don’t officially live together but FI spends most nights and my house.  I pay all the bills – mortgage, HOA, cable/internet, gas, electric. He buys most of the groceries and anything the animals need. He gives me $60/week and now that my ring is paid off, I will be putting his money into an account for wedding bills.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

For the longest time I paid like 99% of the bills, as he was in between jobs.  Even when he was working, I paid 85%.  (I make significantly more)

Nowadays, it’s more like 75%/25%.  I still make 4x more.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We pretty much split everything 50/50 but he also paid for groceries and going out.  I think it all depends on your financial situation and how much money each of you makes.

Are you getting engaged soon?  Or thinking about marriage?  Once marriage is on the table, you both don’t really need to worry so much about “his” money and “her” money, since you will be sharing everything.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Our money goes into the same account for bills etc.  So we share 50/50.  Both of us have a seperate savings that we each put the same amount in each week so that’s our spending money.  He buys what he wants with his savings and I buy what I want with mine.  So far it works for us.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Once we moved in together, we combined our finances, so we both pay both.  

A friend of mine has a good idea, though.  She and her FI have one joint account that all the bills are paid out of.  When each of them gets paid, they put the same percentage of their paychecks into the account.

Example:  Dick makes $3,000/month and Jane makes $4,000/month.  Their monthly living-together expenses are $2,100.  If they each contribute 30% of their earnings, Jane would contribute $1,200, and Dick would contribute $900.  Err on the side of contributing too much, and anything left over can be used for joint ventures, like dates 🙂

 

@LibraryBlondie:  Exactly!

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