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Subject: Re: Poll: Poll:Couples investing together for FI Date: 8/8/2003 2:52 PM
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96Hokies:How are the married couples investing?

Here's how we do it:
10% of each person's salary goes to each 401k
25% of each person's salary goes to taxable investment account
Each January I shuffle $6k from the taxable account and invest it in both Roth IRA's (one each).

Since my direct deposit is a lot easier to change than DW's her salary actually goes more to daily expenses and ST savings and my salary almost exclusively fills the taxable account. It's all the same, though.

I really don't understand married couples who maintain totally seperate finances. That blows my mind. Once I was for sure about getting engaged I went ahead and joined our checking account and made my investment account a joint account. So, 6 months before we were even married we had joint finances...

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