(Closed) joint accounts?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, we have already opened one. We still have our seperate ones too. It shouldn’t be that hard to get the name changed once you’re married.

Post # 4
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m not really an expert on the joint accounts, after I got screwed by my ex, this time around, there are no joint accounts – we each have our separate ones and I pay him or he pays me for different things.  As far as changing your name, once you get your finaliazed license, updated drivers licence and new SS card, it only took me about 15 minutes to site there while the girl at the bank made the changes to my accounts and credit card.

Post # 5
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’d say if you are moving in together it might be smart to get a joint account just so mutual bills can come out of there.  Also, if you are saving up for the wedding you can have a joint savings account that will allow both of you to see what’s being saved.  It really isn’t too difficult to change your name on the account.  You will just have to show the bank proof that you got married or changed your name depending on your bank. 

Post # 6
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We eased into it, way back when, with a joint credit card.  Somehow that seemed less “official” since we weren’t engaged yet.  Plus, credit cards are easy to open and close (as long as you don’t do too much opening and closing . . . and spending!) and you can set a low limit if you want. 

I guess it’s not much different than a joint bank account . . . but that’s what we did!

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