plonkee money an english-er's thoughts on personal finance

February 28, 2008

tell me about finances for couples

Filed under: philosophical — Tags: , , — plonkee @ 12:00 pm

As time goes by…

I’m a happy singleton, so I don’t know much about couple or relationship finances. I won’t let that stand in the way of an opinion though 😉 .

As far as I can tell, there are three main options (with variations) for the practicalities of joint finances:

  1. totally combined finances, one pot where all the money goes
  2. totally separate finances, two (or whatever) pots with each person paying their share
  3. mine, yours, and ours finances, one pot for joint money plus separate pots for each individual

I’m a deeply independent person, I can’t imagine wholly combining finances with another person, the closest I’d be likely to go was mine/yours/ours but I’d probably want to have quite a bit of control over the system.

As I say though, I’m single, so I’m throwing this out to everyone else:

How do you manage joint finances, and why? 

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