Weekend Roundup for September 15, 2008

by Kevin on September 15, 2008

Talk of separate finances dominated several blogs I read this week. My take: if you can’t share finances, you shouldn’t be married or living together. Period. It isn’t just a “protection” issue — I’m not concerned about my wife doing something behind my back. That’s just an added plus. The real benefit here is it makes both parties get on the same page with finances moving forward. Typically you will have a spender and a saver. Compromise kicks in and everyone is happy. If one person runs the show, it can lead to a lot of pain and trouble.

Let me get off my soapbox then; how about some nice articles from the blogosphere?



  • The Copyeditor’s Desk hosted the Carnival of Money Stories last week and included a post of mine.
  • Frugal Babe hosted the Festival of Frugality and included a post of mine.
  • The Personal Financier hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance this week and was kind enough to include a late submission I sent in.
  • Jim at Saving Advice kept separate finances and got burned recently by his wife. She had $10k in credit card debt that he had no idea about.

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Frugal Babe September 15, 2008 at 3:08 pm

I agree about the separate finances issue. I think it would be tough to have a truly good marriage without joint finances. Just my opinion, but that’s how I see it.

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