I am coming up with a plan on what to tell the SO about the money arrangement. How important is this little talk? Are joint checking accounts good ideas(i dont think so)? Can this talk work against me in the future?
I'm getting married in 2 weeks and this is probably one of the most important talks to have, if not THE most important talk to have.
We've had a joint account and a joint credit card for two years now. After we're married, we will have a joint checking account, a joint credit card, a joint savings account, individual investment/retirement accounts, and each have an individual credit card for gift purchases. I handle the budget and bill payments, but we discuss all major purchases. Works excellent for us