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#1 of 13 Old 07-15-2003, 02:10 PM - Thead Starter
 
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Who takes care of the finances in your family? You, your SO, or both of you?
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I do monthly stuff (bills, shopping, etc) Billy does the long term stuff, (stocks, 401K, the kids' college funds) I think it works well, we seem to be happy with it that way!
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Pretty much me. But he can do whatever he wnats when ever he wants with it. It is just easier for me to pay the bills whenever I get them in the mail.
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I do the bills, Jerm does 401k through his job.
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I do everything that is bill and checking account related. I do everything related to my own retirement accounts and the kids college accounts. Mike handles his own retirement accounts. For our joint investments accounts I let him handle all the investments because I really don't care about that kind of stuff. But I decide when and how much to put additional money in that account.
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I apy all the bills, although we discuss everything. He handles the 401K and such thru his work. I don't understand it very well. He has a much better grasp of the long term finances than I do.

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I do but I make sure to explain everything to Billy every time I pay bills or put in/take out of our joint account so that he is up-to-date on our finances.
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I take care of the checking account and pay the bills. I keep dh informed of our financial situation so he knows how much "extra" money we have.

He likes to keep the records for the savings...makes him feel important!
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I take care of the accounts and the bills and do all of the shopping. Dh at no time would be able to tell you how much money we have.

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Looks like I am the loner here...

Court 100% does everything. I get an allotment each month in my checking account and with that I buy groceries and have spending money. He pays all the bills out of his checking account. We have been doing this now for 18 months and it has really worked out for us.
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Meagan, You gotta do what works for you. But do you have access to those funds in case - God forbid - something were to happen to Court? If your name isn't on his account and that's where the money is, you wouldn't be able to get it except through his estate which could leave you in dire straits. Even if you two agree he should handle paying everything, maybe you should at least make sure you can get those funds if you ever need them. Just a thought.
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I WISH DH would take over the bills!! But, as it stands right now, I take care of the bills. He takes care of balancing the check book each month. (That alone is a nightmare!! hee hee)
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