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Should A Couple Have Separate Bank Accounts? – Daily Dilemma [AUDIO]

This is a question that the answer to, gets more and more complicated as the generations pass. There was a time the male in a relationship made most of the money and women were left with less opportunity to have her own money. As the years went on women began to make more and had both an ability to help with the household’s expenses and even save some of it themselves. Now it has even come full circle in some cases, many women today make more money than their husbands and/or boyfriends and the question of who gets or keeps what has become a little more complicated.

Writing checks from flickr user Pam & Frank

Let’s see what our listener wrote in: ”My boyfriend and I are preparing to get married. He loves me, of course, and vice versa, but I’m wondering if I should be worried. I make a lot more money than him while he has his own construction business (times are slow). He’s always talking about setting up a joint bank account quickly now that we’re planning our life together and he keeps harping on it. I’d much rather have separate accounts. I’ve been single a long time and use to my independence. Am I being selfish? Is he leaning on me too much?”

This was one of our more difficult dilemmas , there was just so many different angles to it. Those are the times I’m glad we have the listeners we have, they always have an opinion and they are always fun. Let’s hear what they had to say about this dilemma. 

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