fightin tigers Downtown Prairieville Member since Mar 2008 13307 posts
re: Having the "Money Talk" with the SO before marriage (Posted on 1/20/13 at 8:57 pm to eyepooted)
Have seperate finances and will always have seperate. We have nearly 0 fights about money and I attribute it to this. Bills aren't split down the middle or any of that bull shite. Pay what debt you come into is our method.
We do share 1 credit card account, but I don't think there is an actual card. If there is then it is buried in the cash drawer.
peopleschamp Xavier Fan Baton Rouge Member since Feb 2006 5430 posts
re: Having the "Money Talk" with the SO before marriage (Posted on 1/20/13 at 9:17 pm to Pony-Vomit)
I just don't understand seperating the money in marriage. If you have to worry about trusting your spouse with money then don't marry them. My wife never had a big money talk before marraige and I have been married a long time. It was just assumed we would work together when it came to money. We do talk about money decisions occasionally but it's never stressful because of disagreements. We share the same values and common goals.
BTHog Arkansas Fan Member since Jul 2012 7144 posts
re: Having the "Money Talk" with the SO before marriage (Posted on 1/20/13 at 11:54 pm to eyepooted)
just remember, her money is hers, and your money is joint money.
seriously the way my wife and i do it is joint accounts and each get an allowance each week to spend on whatever. This includes gifts and what have you. Big purchases are joint decisions and come from the joint accounts.