There was a recent forum post on how married couples handle finances. This has been a well-discussed topic for DF and I lately. I'd always imagined that after we get married, we'd transition to a single account. He's pretty set on a having a joint account, but still keeping our individual accounts. I think we've finally decided on a compromise that will suit our needs. I wanted the single account for ease of financial management for our household. He wants to keep his account to have his 'fun' money that he can spend without feeling guilty or having to run it by me. So, we're going to combine our wants. After we get married, I will merge all of my stuff into our joint account and handle all of my finances out of that. DF will switch his direct deposit to go straight into our joint account, and then we will transfer an agreed-upon amount of 'fun' money to his bank account for him to do whatever he wants with. Currently, his paycheck goes to his account, and he transfers money into ours. I'm glad we were able to figure out something that will accommodate both of our wants.
September 22nd, 2015 at 09:25 am