Many a quip has been made about marriage, or relationships in general, like ‘what’s yours is mine, what’s mine is yours’. But said in jest or not, the underlying possession in question is often money – one of the top causes of separation in Singapore.
To defy the statistics, you’d have to get real about money and financial values with your partner, no matter how sensitive. Don’t forget that you guys will be sharing a roof – plus bills – and you are no longer operating as a single entity. Some questions to pore over would include whether it is better off setting up a joint savings account, what it should be used for, and what are the common life goals you two share.
Even then, co-owning a pot of gold presents its own set of problems to really test the relationship. Here’s what people had to say about joint accounts, and how they try to avoid splitting hairs over splitting bills.