Do/Would you share finances

Zandrock Zandrock
If you were married, or just wanted to live common law, or whatever resulting in a permanent partner would you share your finances. Like VISA card, banks PINs, etc. Just curious. Finances are often a cause for fights. When I get married I plan to have complete disclosure over money. Would you?
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Yes
17  (65%)
No
8  (31%)
Unsure
1  (4%)
Total votes: 26
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07/26/2012
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Melan!e Melan!e
We are common law and share everything we have with each other. Money is incredibly tight right now but we don't fight over that. It's just money. That won't break us.

My mom used to fight with her boyfriend about money problems all the time. Growing up in that made me realize that I never wanted to end up like that. Money problems or not, I'll never fight over it.
07/26/2012
Mr. E Mr. E
We treat our finances as one. It has worked extremely well for us.
07/26/2012
Rossie Rossie
We've been married for over 19 years and have joint accounts since day one (except for one or two of my platinum credit cards that were by invitation only). We trust each other and are good at budgeting, so we've never had an argument over money.
07/26/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Yep, it makes things easier and we can make more money
07/26/2012
Mrs. Tickle and Giggle Mrs. Tickle and Giggle
Quote:
Originally posted by Zandrock
If you were married, or just wanted to live common law, or whatever resulting in a permanent partner would you share your finances. Like VISA card, banks PINs, etc. Just curious. Finances are often a cause for fights. When I get married I plan to ... More
I dont see why not. If we are committed why not have total disclosure?
07/26/2012
SparklyGlitter SparklyGlitter
we currently do share
07/26/2012
Envy Envy
No, I wouldn't share. I don't want the hassle, the arguments over it all, the questions of "How much did you spend? What did you buy?" deal. If I was married, I would think we'd both be responsible individual adults who could easily stand on our own two feet with finances and not have to have joint accounts. I think it just keeps problems to a minimum then, and maybe I'm just kinda distrustful over all about the whole idea.
07/26/2012
Beck Beck
We share and we make decisions together on how the money is spent. He doesn't buy anything big without my approval and same for me. We never fight about money. It's not something that is worthy of fighting about.
07/26/2012
Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
I would share, but also keep a personal savings for myself.
07/26/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
We share partial savings right now because we live together. We each have our own accounts and then mutual account we both contribute to pay rent, bills, groceries and household items out of. It cuts down on a lot of arguing because we don't have to figure out who paid for what and who pays for more. Anything you want personally comes from your own account right now. We plan to get married someday and will probably join our accounts then.
07/26/2012
robertk2380 robertk2380
We have from day one of our marriage, 35 years ago. We discuss most purchases if they are large.
07/26/2012
Crimson Vixen Crimson Vixen
I'll just explain. His finances would be his for the most part and mine would be mine. Though, in some cases we'd both need to pitch in. So we'd have our separate accounts and then a joint one.
07/27/2012
Deeder Deeder
All of our finances are handled together, (we both have our paychecks direct deposited, with $25 per check going in our savings acct, with the rest towards checking). Though our credit card is in my name (my husband doesn't have the best credit scores, due to some old student loans we're in the process of trying to pay of), any major purchases are a joint decision.
07/27/2012
duff duff
We share everything. Its never been a problem. Even before we were married, we had a joint account
07/27/2012
Gina RPG Geek Gina RPG Geek
Quote:
Originally posted by Zandrock
If you were married, or just wanted to live common law, or whatever resulting in a permanent partner would you share your finances. Like VISA card, banks PINs, etc. Just curious. Finances are often a cause for fights. When I get married I plan to ... More
Never again
07/28/2012
xilliannax xilliannax
Quote:
Originally posted by Zandrock
If you were married, or just wanted to live common law, or whatever resulting in a permanent partner would you share your finances. Like VISA card, banks PINs, etc. Just curious. Finances are often a cause for fights. When I get married I plan to ... More
As long as there's good communication - I have no problem with it
07/29/2012
nova2014 nova2014
I feel like once you're married you should share finances because if one of you gets in trouble, both of you get in trouble so you might as well let your SO know what's up
01/31/2013
Genderfree Genderfree
Me and my girlfriend have been together for 3 years, we're moving in together. Her money and my money is "our" money, but "our" means that the money that we loan each other is owed back (eventually); it's actually a lot less stress for us to be doing that since we both have very interesting financial situations.
02/02/2013
edeneve edeneve
I need to keep mine to myself so I don't get angry when I see my SO using my finances in a way I disagree with.
02/02/2013
Total posts: 20
Unique posters: 20