Over at his blog The Simple Dollar, Trent has been wondering when it makes sense for romantic couples to share a checking account (Spoiler alert: He and his wife began marriage with separate accounts, but they eventually merged.)
Back in 2011, Jessica Grose wrote for Slate about the possibilities she and her husband considered:
- Common Potters — this is the path of couples who merge everything
- Sometimes Sharers — these are couples using a combination of joint and personal accounts
- Independent Operators — these are couples who keep everything separate
Seems like there might not be one size that fits all. What approach works for you? Share your answers in the comments.