Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton
Funny thing, my hubby and I have been married for 17 years and we still don't have a joint checking account of any kind. I don't know why exactly, it was not a conscious choice, just never merged.
Tbh I'd think it a good idea, puts a lot less stress on the relationship if both parties control their own money - and hopefully at least one of the two can keep a budget... My mum didn't have a bank account of her own for a long time and I think that really curbed her independence because she had to get Dad's prior agreement for everything. I'd not want that happening either way in ours - I don't want to control his life or him to control mine...