(Closed) Have you come across any helpful resources for combining finances?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would like to hear anyone’s opinions on this as well!  

Post # 4
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t have resources but this is something Fiance and I talked about extensively.  We had a dating/not living together plan, engaged/living together plan, married plan, etc.  Now we’re working on a retire early/pay off the house plan!

Are you looking to formulate a plan when married?  Or when engaged/living together?

Are you against the “merge it all” plan since you mentioned “who is repsonsible for what” part?

Post # 5
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Suze Orman has great info in her books about combining finances/dividing expenses.

Post # 7
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

As PPs mentioned, Suze Orman’s “Young, Broke and Fabulous” is a good resource.

Post # 8
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Suze Orman’s books are great.  I would also read Women & Money for your own information.

Post # 10
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with Dave Ramsey. We are working through this currently. Organizing and agreeing on a budget is KEY. Suze likes separate account with a shared to pay expenses, Dave likes combined. We are going with the separate with a combined because he will have child support deposited from his ex.

Post # 11
748 posts
Busy bee

Some people earn unequal amounts of money. In that case it can be helpful to pay all of the expenses out of the salary of the one that makes more money while saving all of the earnings of the other.

Post # 12
10573 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Gail Vaz-Oxlade covers lots of the basics when it comes to saving and getting out of debt, including combining finances.

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