- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
@Astra: I transfer funds and write what they’re for on the actual transfer so it’s all documented. 🙂
@Becca2922: My husband has debt also and I don’t so that’s another reason why we chose to keep it separate! 🙂
@MrsWBS: OOH. You know, I actually have never thought of this. This is something I WOULD consider. I just wouldn’t want ALL of our money combined. My hubby will literally spend every penny of his money if he could lol. Thankfully his wife is more of a saver and tells him he can’t. 😉
@Zhabeego: Exactly! We’ve lived together almost our WHOLE relationship and have done it that way since the beginning! It would suck trying to learn a new system.
@thunderberry: That’s smart! Thankfully my husband pays for all of the groceries. I just pay for half of the utilities and some of the mortgage. He covers the rest. I guess that’s why it’s not too complicated for us to do it that way.
@laceydoilies: I’m glad that it has strengthened your relationship! I wish it were easy for us like it is some people but I think it would just cause more hassle for us. 🙁 Especially because I don’t and can’t contribute that much and he understands.
@MoonlitMagnolia: Exactly! I guess I just like having “my money.” I feel like I gave up a lot of myself and my independence and it’s nice to know that I have something that is still just “mine” even though it’s all in my head lol.
@kay01: Oh gosh! I’m sure that was stressful. Thankfully he finally got his own account!
@This Time Round: I’m sorry that happened to you! That’s such a bummer. Thankfully my husband knows that he will be the one spending the majority of the money when it comes to bills and the mortgage but I will look into a joint account just for bill money. I guess I just assumed it was either separate accounts or full sharing of accounts. I guess It’s just because I have a bit more of savings that he does and I’m scared he would spend it. God forbid we ever divorce but if we do, I know that he would already get more than I do. (He purchases big items I don’t necessarily agree with buying. I wouldn’t really care to have them anyway since I don’t pay for ANY of it…for example a nice tv.)
@mrsdfarrar6714: I don’t look at our situation as a “plan b” but I could see how someone would. My husband just has an issue with spending more money than he makes and has a little bit of debt on him. I, on the other hand, don’t have any debt to my name and a tiny bit of savings money. I guess I just keep it separate because I don’t want to risk my saved money and credit getting tarnished. I still put in my effort and he puts in his effort towards bills fairly. 🙂 I just keep my spending money and his spending money separated.
@AB Bride: We have the same bank and I transfer money to him. I don’t actually hand him cash. Just cash from my account goes directly into his. 🙂
@ju5tdance: That’s exactly how we do it too!