A couple months ago, I talked about how sharing money works for our marriage, and one comment really stood out. I want to reprint the comment in its entirety here. I won't share any of my own ideas about the method that Tim and his wife use in their … [Read more...] about Joint Accounts: One for you, One for me, One for us
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The 90th Carnival of Personal Finance is up at Mapgirl's Fiscal Challenge. Mapgirl forms the Carnival this week as if it were a true carnival, including intermissions. Clever Dudette's article about Frugal Lunch is in the "Center Ring". This is … [Read more...] about Carnival of Personal Finance #90 Review
A post by Madame X at My Open Wallet got me thinking about our own check usage over the years. I looked up our records in Quicken, which go back to Feb, 2003 and came up with these numbers: 2003: 38 (I think I lost a bunch of transactions when I … [Read more...] about Check Usage Decline
When my wife and I were still dating, we discussed money and marriage. Whew, that got heated. I was adamant that finances be kept separate, while she wanted shared accounts. Well, this was about 5 years ago, and I didn't really understand why she … [Read more...] about Joint vs. Separate Checking Accounts – Which to Choose?