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Author Topic: Hilarity.  (Read 7138 times)

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Re: Hilarity.
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2011, 03:52:09 pm »
Quote from: Juni;748
And that's why you should learn to pick your battles.

I can totally understand why he was pissed, but man did I laugh anyway.

Wow :D I read the first part and was wondering who would buy such a ridiculous thing as a metal chicken. Then I saw the picture (especially the second one) and it is so absurdly, enormously over the top I totally get it :D

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Re: Hilarity.
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2011, 03:56:21 pm »
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I don't know; I just sort of assume all couples keep their money/some money separate. I was actually pretty shocked when The Knot newsletter had tips for merging bank accounts.

 
Interesting.  I've always sort of assumed the opposite -- for married couples, anyway.  But that could be partly because I got married so young (20) that I hadn't had much experience having my own accounts yet.
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Re: Hilarity.
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2011, 03:58:03 pm »
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Keeping money separate really only works if both people earn similar amounts or the bills are split proportionally - If for some reason one of the couple cannot work, they would end up with no money.

Also, I wouldn't actually GET the giant chicken - but I WOULD look at it wistfully and think it would be funny as hell!  (I cannot talk.  I have a seducto-frog in my garden that my hubby bought FOR me)

 
I know one my friend's parents have separate accounts, but his mother earns far more than his father does. They do have a joint account they put money into for bills and food, although I can't say HOW they do it (never asked).
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Re: Hilarity.
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2011, 07:11:13 am »
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I know one my friend's parents have separate accounts, but his mother earns far more than his father does. They do have a joint account they put money into for bills and food, although I can't say HOW they do it (never asked).


DH and I have separate bank accounts but I manage both of them.  Basically I transfer everything to my account and pay bills and such out of it.  I leave him whatever money he has said he wants that week for gas etc.

I used to try to ensure that he always had 'walking around money' in his wallet, but he has a really negative relationship with cash.  He spends it like a penance and is much happier with just some coffee change and an emergency card.

I think it's just habit that we've never merged our accounts.  We both have an income and, like I said, I transfer whatever I need from his account to mine.  He hates even thinking about money, let alone carrying it.  I used to be a bookkeeper - we stick with our talents. :D

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Re: Hilarity.
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2011, 07:17:55 am »
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DH and I have separate bank accounts but I manage both of them.  Basically I transfer everything to my account and pay bills and such out of it.  I leave him whatever money he has said he wants that week for gas etc.

I used to try to ensure that he always had 'walking around money' in his wallet, but he has a really negative relationship with cash.  He spends it like a penance and is much happier with just some coffee change and an emergency card.

I think it's just habit that we've never merged our accounts.  We both have an income and, like I said, I transfer whatever I need from his account to mine.  He hates even thinking about money, let alone carrying it.  I used to be a bookkeeper - we stick with our talents. :D

Absent - and I am more likely to be the one saying 'no more f*cking towels!'  We had a serious problem a few years ago with yard sales and a pick-up truck - bad combination.

 
Noel and I have seperate accounts too. He pays some bills and I pay others. He earns more than I do so he pays more, but it is still a fair split. I'm just as likely to pay for things when we go out together as he is.

He is very good with money (most of the time) although he has his weaknesses, just like everyone else. We've never had merged bank accounts. I guess that it just never occured to us a something we need to have......

(I'm usually the one telling him that, if he has to keep buying new clothes, at least try to get rid of some of the old stuff first!)
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Re: Hilarity.
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2011, 02:00:06 pm »
Quote from: Morag;1125
Wisdom and maturity are highly overrated.


Seriously, though, buying a giant chicken IS something a friend and I would do, no fight about towels needed. A fight would spur me on, of course, but it really wouldn't be necessary for me to make a silly purchase like that. Giant chickens = completely necessary for a happy life.


This. Totally this.

And now I am crying from laughter :P
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Re: Hilarity.
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2011, 04:49:03 pm »
Quote from: Dark Midnight;1860
Noel and I have seperate accounts too. He pays some bills and I pay others. He earns more than I do so he pays more, but it is still a fair split. I'm just as likely to pay for things when we go out together as he is.

This. We had a joint account for a while but it didn't work very well. Too much control freak going on with both people.
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