7 Reasons Why Separate Bank Accounts Are Bad for Your Marriage

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Men drink more…kind of
When having separate bank accounts, men spend more of "their" money on alcohol (73%). This is not good for the husband or wife.
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Photo by: Photo credits: iStockPhoto
Men drink more…kind of
When having separate bank accounts, men spend more of "their" money on alcohol (73%). This is not good for the husband or wife.
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Thu, Nov 21, 2013 1:11 PM EST

Marriage is the ultimate "partnership." It is the only relationship you voluntarily enter that is supposed to be forever. You are supposed to die in order to end your marriage … "til death do you part." But some marriage couples aren't fully ready to go "all in." At least when it comes to money. Nonetheless, studies have shown that separate bank accounts are bad for your marriage. The studies done and discussed in this Slate.com article show that it's a bad thing to have separate bank accounts. I personally think it's less about the money, and more about the relationship. Separating bank accounts shows an unwillingness to go all in. If you can't go all in to your marriage, then what can you go all in to? And why not? When comparing to a parental relationship, you don't give your kids a lot of money because you're concerned that they will not use it correctly. Could this be a reason for separate bank accounts? Or are there other reasons. Click through for 7 reasons separate bank accounts are bad for your marriage. -By Jackie Bledsoe Jr.

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