Me and my wife have separate accounts where our wages get paid. We have a joint account which we both have standing orders in to. The joint account covers all bills, mortgage, food etc. We earn different amounts and our circumstances change so we adjust the proportion we pay in accordingly. The money in our own accounts is our own to do with what we please.
I really don’t understand couples only having one account. Mate of mine does, and if his wife buys something he gets resentful and wants to buy something for himself, almost retaliatory. Crazy I’d you ask me…Posted 4 years agojoeposeMember
Always had a joint account, all our monies get paid into it.Posted 4 years ago
Trust the missus 100% in fact i have a hard time getting her to spend on herself. Likewise I dont take the piss.
We dont ask what things cost when we do bring new things home so long as we are happy, just work together on makin sure the accounts in the black if things get tight.matt_outandaboutSubscriber
Current ccount, and savings for a few pots (like car maintenance) here. All joint, none of this ‘allowance’ daftness, we spend what we spend and both stay sane.Posted 4 years ago
Been with Smile for years, excellent service and would not move for a better rate etc, knowing how they dealt with us a few years back as a business ended and no income for a few months…iain65Member
25 years now of a joint account that we pay a proportional amount into depending on income at the time. This pays all aspects of bills and mortgage and leaves our own money to ourselves, no guilt, no grief and all fair – it’s seen me thru many years of spending too much on racing cars and bikes…… And kept us happy because our own money is our own to do with what we want to.
Good luck with whatever you decide,Posted 4 years ago
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