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Old 05-18-08, 06:50 PM
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As someone who was a sahm who's then husband cut her off from the joint bank account, yes! I do keep my own checking account. Dh does also. We are on each of them jointly, but God forbid if something every happened again, it would just be a matter of removing each other. Our paychecks direct deposit into our respective accounts. I would never open myself up to that happening to me again. I never thought my ex would be the kind of a$$ that would leave me penniless with baby to take care of, and I was sooo wrong!
I've also known a lot of women who were in abusive relationships that felt trapped because they didn't have any money of their wn to leave with.
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Old 05-18-08, 06:56 PM
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DH and I pool most of our money in a joint account. But, yes, we both have our own savings accounts that we fund/spend as part of our budget.

Neither of us are on either (or in my case..I have 2 accounts) of those accounts.

We didn't do it as an 'out' in mind. We did it so that we wouldn't argue over what the other thought of as silly little purchases, etc.
 
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Old 05-18-08, 08:10 PM
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Right.. I've heard of that too. Like each person has their own money that they exclusively control. Until recently (ok, well even recently) we've been so scattered that we couldn't even think about doing something like that. I think dh especially would enjoy having his "own money" that he could spend how he wanted to. And I think I'd enjoy it because then I wouldn't have to feel like I'm the one saying "no" all the time to stuff. Either he'd have the $ in his account or not.
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Old 05-18-08, 08:29 PM
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EXACTLY!!! how we each feel.

I mean, I know some couples who keep ALL of their $ separate. The dh pays this and this and this and the dw pays these and these and these.

To each their own I guess.
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