03-19-2012, 09:06 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
| | Re: Would like to know how other couples do their finances....
My H will tell you: He didn't have any $$ money when he met me and he still doesn't! He hasn't 'seen' a paycheck in years. It's been direct deposited or mailed to me (he travels 8mth a year for work) for over 15 years. Lol!
All our accounts have been joint since before we were married. We both worked then; now he's the 'breadwinner' and I'm a 'Domestic Engineer'. The $$ goes in and I pay the bills; been that way since day one. He's NEVER complained once. He needs money/something, he knows where/how to get it (debit card, credit card, etc). I have our budget done 6m to a 1yr in advance so we know when we're looking to purchase something, when the cash (we pay cash for everything except our house & vehicles) will be there to pay for it. This has worked for us for almost 20 years and neither of us sees a reason to change it.
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