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Even when I get married in the future, I WILL keep my own account - for my own sanity!

Cheers to that! I cringe everytime someone on the budgeting board talks about unity in marriage and finances and sharing everything. I agree that a proportional split of the expenses, and an equal amount of discretionary spending money are smart moves. However I will not be sharing checking accounts with anyone, ever.

Smurfette

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Smurfette,

If I could I would rec your post over and over again!! My ex husband and I for a while had a joint checking acct (he was an alcoholic) and
would take checks off the back and spend on beer, cigarettes, whatever
and would really screw up the checking acct for me. I got wise to that and closed it, and had us both have SEPARATE checking accts. Even though my fiance Kevin is not at all like that, we still have SEPARATE checking accts and will continue to have that even when we do get married. If my checking acct does get screwed up (but I'm very careful with it) but I'm saying if it does get screwed up, then I have no one to blame but myself! For my own peace of mine, we keep our checking separate and that works well for both of us!! :)
Allison
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