(Closed) Unmarried co-habitating bees…Groceries–who pays?

posted 10 years ago in Money
  • poll: How do you pay for groceries?

    Alternate shopping trips on a regular basis

    We don't really worry about it

    We shop separately

    Other

  • Post # 88
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Pretty much whoever has the most money at the time or whoever volunteers. 🙂

    Post # 89
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    His money goes into my bank account. We share our money. So in a sense, we both pay. 

    Post # 90
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We have always just split it straight down the middle. Much easier now that we have a mortgage together and joint accounts but for the 2 years before that one of us would pay and the other would pay them half back.

    Post # 91
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We keep my pay “untouched” and live on his money, we have decided to do so for a few years. We save alot of money that way. We almost earn the same amount.

    Post # 92
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted “Other”. When we were living together and I wasn’t in school, we alternated who payed each week, since we don’t share an account yet.

    Now that I’m back in school, I still do all the grocery shopping, but he pays because I only work 24/hrs a week now.

    Post # 93
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I voted other – we have a joint checking account where our joint bills are paid from – so we use that account.  Before we got the account I think we just alternated, or whoever was closest to the ATM PIN pad paid….we never really thought much about it.

    Post # 94
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We currently split groceries down the middle 50/50. Once we are married and combine our fiances the groceries will be paid out of the Joint account.

    Post # 95
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We have joint credit cards that are paid from our joint bank account.

    Basically who’s ever the fastest to get their credit card out pays. Its all the same money in our book.

    Post # 96
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I pay for groceries and shop for them. If we do run out of small items he goes and buys them on his way home.

    Post # 97
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We never really talked about things like that. I added him to my cell phone plan within the first year we were together. And the money was never an issue. He would just pay when we went out on dates, and it never bothered me. He bought a house and I moved in with him after 2.5 years of dating. He pays all the “big bills” (related to simply KEEPING the house) and I pay all the maintenance bills (i.e. utilities, groceries). This was never really discussed it was just how it happened.

    We opened a joint account when we got engaged, but for now it is to pay for all wedding related expenses (easier for me to keep track of). After the wedding, this account will be used to pay for ALL of the household expenses.

    Post # 98
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We each have our separate accounts for personal items, and a joint account for all things wedding or home related. So grocery shopping comes out of the joint account.

    After we are married we agree on only having 1 joint account for everything.

    Post # 99
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    When we first moved in together we tried splitting the grocery bills, but as time went on it stopped mattering. Because whatever he paid for groceries, I was paying for other bills, or vice-versa.

    Post # 100
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I chose (Other). We usually take turns on seperate occasions when we are alone. When we shop together, we split it down the middle.

    Post # 101
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    Helper bee

    We go food shopping together every Saturday and split the cost 50/50.

    Post # 102
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    it all depends , sometimes on what we are buying- and who is cooking- my Fiance is a chef- so when hes not working crazy he tends to help cook, but he also makes things i dont so for instance i dont buy the anchovy paste- usually in a given month i pay MOST because i have 2 teens from a previous marriage and i usually pit stop at the store on the way home( mom we need milk, we need after school snacks!!), however my Fiance does that often enough as well. when its a scheduled trip- we try to split as close to half, or i will pay less and pick up the tab when we eat out.

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