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I never ask D how she spends her money. Neither does D ask how I spend my money. So long as we’re on track with our financial goals (individual as well as shared ones), we’re free to utilize our respective free cash flow in whatever way we want to. No questions asked. We don’t pool our income and we have no plans of doing so. I earn, fund my/our financial goals, I spend/save/invest. She earns, funds her/our financial goals, she spends or asks me to save/invest. Simple.
A foundation for this philosophy to work, however, is that you need to know and trust the financial habits of your partner.
How does it work in your household?
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