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  #1  
October 19th, 2009, 07:08 AM
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Who pays the bills at home?

I do. Todd & I don't share an account so he transfers a set amount of $ every month to my account so I can pay bills. We have chosen to do this for security reasons. He has NO CHECKS on purpose & does not use his debit card at all unless he is in a pinch. I pay the bills w/ the $ I get & put the rest in savings for our taxes at the end of the year.
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October 19th, 2009, 07:14 AM
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I take care of ALL the finances. Kevin is always asking me if we have enough money for things and which account he should use for stuff. I try and show him but he says it's easier just to ask.
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October 19th, 2009, 10:22 AM
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I take care of all the finances. DH knows I leave enough for gas/munchies and to ask if he needs to spend some $$ so I can plan for it.
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October 19th, 2009, 10:37 AM
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Astrid we like you have two separate bank accounts. I pay the bills, groceries, child care and he pays the mortgage, insurance HO, and puts money in saving for property taxes.
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October 19th, 2009, 11:05 AM
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I take care of our checking and basic savings accounts. DH does the investment accounts. I move money around between accounts all the time. DH rarely knows how much we have - if he did, he'd probably spend more!
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October 19th, 2009, 11:53 AM
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we have seperate accounts. and do the budget and paying of bills together.
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October 19th, 2009, 01:47 PM
mutleysweet's Avatar a May 2009 mommy :D
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We also have separate accounts. I've always talked about opening a joint account but we never got to doing it.

We pay our house loan together, 50/50. We also pay the groceries and Tristan's stuff together. I pay for my own celphone bill. The internet, electricity, insurance he pays. He has a higher salary than me.

By the way, this is quite surprising that a lot of us have separate accounts from our dh. I always thought that married couples normally have joint accounts.
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October 19th, 2009, 02:51 PM
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I take care of everything.
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October 19th, 2009, 05:35 PM
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I take care of everything. DH has no idea what we have. I am not even sure if he knows our account number LOL.
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October 19th, 2009, 09:45 PM
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As of today, we have separate accounts...but I asked DH to combine them for 60 days to see how we do together (he is already on my account, but he has never used it). We are supposed to take care of this tomorrow.
DH had been paying the mortgage and his truck payment since we bought our house in '04 and I did all the rest. At that time it was "equal" based off of what we each made at that time as well as what we budgeted for. Now that I'm not working as much, I'm making about the same as I did then...but my portion of the bills are way higher! We'll see how it goes!

Most people think DH and I are strange for having separate accounts. It's nice to see that so many other couples also have separate accounts.
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