I don't get a lot of things on other couples' spending/finance stuff. I know what works for us (35+ years with no arguments over money or anything else...), but in no way believe that everyone else is the same. Our "common sense" isn't the same as others, nor are our incomes, spending, and planning horizon. My personal opinion is that if a couple is on the same page and communicates, they are better shape than most.RudyS wrote:Been following this all along. hoops 777 finally came up with a scenario similar to ours! Married for 56 happy years [all of them - LOL] and just don't have an issue. For a while we did separate accounts but that didn't do anything so we gave up. Technically she has a bank account and so so I. But both are joint accounts. We are just all in together!hoops777 wrote:Personally I just do not this thread at all.My wife is an intelligent adult and she will make reasonable decisions on what she spends and I do the same.We do not need an allowance or a spending budget because we use common sense.We have never once had an argument over spending money and have never even thought of having rules about it.To each their own I guess.
(These type of threads are interesting though; we never get into this level of detail with people in real life!)