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That's a nice ideal, but considering that 50% of marriages fall apart and then they start trying to screw each other out of every penny, including emptying every bank and investment account and then running up all the credit cards, it's safer to have at least *some* money in separate accounts.


The thing is... as we see on this very board, some people believe such a thing will just NEVER happen to them. So they will argue against separate accounts based on every imaginable reason they can think of. It doesn't surprise me. I've been down this road before. And I've seen people it HAS happened to who believed it would never ever happen to them. It's a disaster. But when people's minds are made up there isn't much you can do to change them. However, circumstances often change minds when nothing else will.

My hope for all here is that no such circumstances ever happen to them and that they live long and happy lives together without problem.

Me...I will keep enough money to be independent whatever might happen. I'll always be able to pay my bills - and walk away if I have to. Like everyone here, I don't anticipate that happening. But if it does, I have the resources to handle it. And, frankly, my husband wouldn't have it any other way - because he really does care about me and he knows that as long as I'm able to walk away and yet stay, I'm staying because I want to stay - not because I have nowhere else to go nor the means to go there.

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