Putting all of that dirty, sexy, money into one gigantic shared pile was a dream come true!
I’d marry my wife all over again just to get the feeling of our pocketbooks (and our hearts, of course) becoming one.
They may not be able to buy the newest gadget, go to the big game, or go on that hunting trip because it wasn’t in the family budget.
For this very reason, most of the married couples I know who keep separate finances are also Of course, I’m not suggesting that married people should never be able buy what they want.
Whether you like it or not, when you are married, your money is the team’s money.
The faster you get on board with your teammate, the better off you’ll be.
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But nothing says “We’re in this for the long haul” less than having a backup plan things don’t work out. Personally, I think people who use this excuse are fooling themselves.
Essentially, you’re saying “I mostly trust you, but not with my money.” With this sort of attitude, how could you possibly fail??? They think that by keeping their finances separate and not communicating about money, they won’t ever fight about it. Seriously peeps, what happens when one partner needs to borrow cash from the other in order to pay the cable bill? Do you have to grant special favors to the spouse/creditor?
After all, these people are bringing an entire lifetime’s worth of savings to the marriage – a savings that they accumulated with another person. So, your future spouse racked up a lot of debt before you got married?
In these situations, there are often adult children involved as well. Maybe they went on wild spending sprees with their credit cards.
Several – if not most – of the married couples I know who keep separate finances have at least one member of the partnership who is divorced.