(Closed) Newlywed money mistakes

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

this was really helpful!  Thanks for sharing, TandM!

I actually texted my fiance right away to tell him about a pair of shoes I bought this weekend, because we are really tight on our clothing budget.  I have a new job, so it’s been a tough balance, but even when it’s hard, or you’re afraid of getting flak for a decision, honesty is the best policy!

It must take years to get used to sharing money and making decisions together.  I’m young and had only been working for a year before my hubs and I got married, and I’m still having a hard time relinquishing complete control (even though I’ll be the one doing the bookwork for our money, we’ll make decisions together).  It’s hard!

Post # 4
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

Great link TandM! Thanks 🙂 
Finances are a hard thing to start talking about, we started mothes ago trying to figure out what our budget would be, but I’m going to forward this to Mr Frenchie too 🙂

Post # 5
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93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree, great article. We decided to join our accounts. It’s a big decision but we both feel it’s the right thing to do for us.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

My FH and I also recently joined our accounts. We live together, and all of our bills our shared so it makes sense for us as a couple.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We have had joined accounts for a couple years now even though we just got married.  When we moved in together, with basically one income, it made sense to join everything together.  You really do have to be honest about what you spend though since they have access to the account and can see money going out too!

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