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Subj: Why would it indicate anything...
Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 08:04:22 am EST
Reply Subj: Seperate accounts - wise financial move, or admitting defeat ahead of time?
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 at 10:55:23 pm EST

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My wife and I have joint everything. For us though, it was an easy choice - we started our marriage just out of college and neither of us had any separate assets to begin with, so it didn't seem like a monumental choice.

Some people describe a prenup as 'the first motion in a divorce yet to be filed'. I guess I feel sort of the same about separate bank accounts. Some friends of mine do the separate thing and seem to be very happy about it - though there is some occasional friction about who will pay for something. But the whole idea of it seems strange to me. If you're in a marriage with someone, why would you have divided accounts? Why would there be 'your' money and 'their' money. Isn't the whole point to partner together through life?

So what's your take? If you were getting married (or are married), which would your choice be?

... but a reflection of your personal values and current situation? Me and my girl friend have seperate accounts and we split every expenses in half except furniture whitch belongs to the one who bought them. We live together and always function this way for the past 5 years. Why do we prefer it like that? Money is much less of a factor in our relation. I buy what I want she does too and no question is asked when we do so. I grew up with parents always being at each others throat because of money and it surely influenced the way I like to operate today. It doesn't mean we don't trust each other I lend her money or even my credit card without a second thought if she needs it. We simply feel better proceeding this way because money interfere less in our daily life.

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