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View Poll Results: How do you handle finances in your relationship?
1 Pot - everything combined
253
61.41%
2 Pots - separate accounts, bills/expenses divided in some sort of ratio
81
19.66%
3 Pots - Individual Accts and a JT Acct
78
18.93%
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Why would you marry someone you can't trust and why would you need to hide your money from your spouse. It's no wonder so many of you have one or more ex's.

We are a 3 account household now. When I was the only one working we only had a joint account, after she got a job and we got a mortgage we transitioned to a 3 account system. I mostly keep a separate because it's easier to keep track of side work and I use that to pay for the mortgage and utilities. Our JT pays for the rest of bills and she keeps a separate account to buy her frivolous stuff. Will be married 16 years this year and never fight about money.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
If married......one acct
engaged...... start moving twoards one acct
dating...........your nuts if one acct.

Seriously, marriage is by definition the combining of two individuals that now work, love, play as one! One account!
Trust is everything, don't have that then you really don't have a marriage either!!!
I agree with this for the most part, but in today's age with debit cards, automatic payments, etc. there are a lot of moving parts with money. Gone are the days of writing checks (for most people anyways) so things move pretty fast. The admiral and I decided to have 3 joint accounts. One is "hers", one is "mine", and one is the savings (which has the lions share of our liquid money). However, both our names are on all three accounts. She can take from mine, i can take from hers, and we can take from savings. It's really to avoid overdrafts and constant communication about menial movements of cash. We have an outstanding agreement on how much each of us can spend without consulting the other. We never argue about money and the system works for us!
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