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    January 11, 2013

    I have been married for 44 years and had a joint account for the entire time. It is based on trust and having similar financial goals. I find that a lot of people need to feel independent vs, working together toward a particular goal. It is funny how money can be so controversial!

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    January 14, 2013

    This is very true. I’ve been married for almost 19 years and we have almost all of our savings in a joint account for liquid money. I do find that have a separate checking account for some day to day items is helpful for a little independence and freedom:)

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    January 14, 2013

    While Cheryl & I have a couple accounts, it’s far more important that we have weekly financial meetings together than it is how many accounts we hold. I’m with you, Ted: how it goes is a product of your expectations. Good piece.

    BTW, we covered similar ground on our podcast several episodes ago and got great input from many bloggers. Did you get my emails about the show? If not, they’re in your spam filter.

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    January 14, 2013

    I like the idea of combining finances. The notion of splitting bill paying responsibility has always seemed a bit off to me, though I know it’s quite common. After all, aren’t marital assets joint property (at least in many locales)?

    Totally agree on the practice of talking about goals. Communication truly is very important.

  • Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves
    January 16, 2013

    I’ve always kept things combined with the exception of small personal accounts to get birthday gifts, etc. so at least a few things have a surprise:)

  • Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves
    January 16, 2013

    I never got information on the podcast – sounds like a lot of fun and thanks for sharing the comment!

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