Oh, goodness, money in marriage. It’s almost too taboo to even talk about, isn’t it? But the funny thing about “not talking about money” is that instead of being clear-eyed and understanding when you get yourself a spouse, you have your preconceived notions that 98% of the time do not match your partner’s.
Disagreeing about money is one of the biggest fights in any marriage. Each spouse has, in their mind, an idea of how it’s supposed to go. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard, “now that we’re engaged, what’s his is mine, and what’s mine is mine,” and the idea makes me cringe, just a little.
Well. There are more ways to handle married finances than simply a checkbook with two names in the corner. You have to find what works for you, as a couple. It’s really important to understand that you want to set your marriage up for financial success, so you may need to try one or more of the methods. Find what works for you!
Read on to find out all the different ways married couples split money.
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