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the biggest problem I found is that I always have the checking account balance in my head and I'm always plotting what bills are going to be paid when, not really factoring in what my wife is spending until I get online and find all the things my wife has spent money on.

There was a discussion on the Budgeting board 4 days ago on the number of checking accounts: http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14981392 This may be one of the situations where it might make sense to have separate accounts (either his/hers, or his/hers/household to separate out household bill money from discretionary spending moneys). Or go on a cash basis for discretionary spending.

In any case, it is important to find what works for the two of you and stick with it.

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