(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


  • Post # 103
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I pay for groceries for the most part.  We’ve divided up bills so that it works out in the end.  But we’ve been living together forever so it’s not even a thought anymore.

    Post # 104
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee

    We generally pay for our own personal snacks/items, and dinner/household things we split.  I usually end up buying a bit more by way of dinner items, because I like to go scour the discount racks when I have the car.

    Post # 105
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We have sperate accounts , than we have a joint account that we pay for our mortgage,utility bills,and groceries . It works well for us …we both work full-time and we feel like it’s fair.

    Post # 106
    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I pay for groceries as part of our joint expenses- he pays mortgage, I pay utilities, cable/phone/internet/cell phones, and groceries. It works out roughly proportionate to our incomes, so I don’t worry about who eats what (I made the conscious decision to give that up after roommates!). 

    Post # 107
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We have an account which we call the “house” account. 2/3rds of each of our incomes go into this. This is what we pay all of our bills with, and also what we do grocery shopping with, and buy everything home/car related. When it comes out of one account, it doesn’t matter who pays for what, it’s just there. Our one rule is that be both know about every transaction that goes into and out of that account.

    Post # 108
    1546 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I usually buy the food, and we eat a lot so its normally about $500-$700/month. We’ve never talked about it really. I’m picky about what we eat where he is not so I don’t mind doing the shopping. But once in a while he’ll go if I don’t want to. I’ve never thought about it til now so it doesn’t bother me.

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