Most of us learn how to deal with life situations from the model our parents gave us. Unfortunately, some of these models were better than others. Most of us have had to figure out how to manage money on our own. I’ve made my fair share of money mistakes trying to figure out this adulting thing, but throw a marriage into the mix and it is even more difficult.
In the past, most traditional married couples had one bank account and the father was the main income provider. As times have changed, many couples are now both working and have separate bank accounts. Should double-income families combine all their money into one account or should they keep them separate?
Do you see what most of these scenarios have in common? It’s a lack of trust in a relationship – plain and simple. Rather than taking the “easy” way out and keeping things separate, it’s time for you two to get on the same page with money.
Building A Relationship On Trust – Or A Lack Of It