Does wife have to contribute to ALL household expenses proportionally based on her income?

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  • Does wife have to contribute to ALL household expenses proportionally based on her income?


Answer #1 | 29/12 2013 22:02
Yeah that is wrong, why should you be paying for 2/3 of the expense's when only using 1/2. That is like saying you have pay $1.40 for something that is priced at a $1 because you make more money. All standard expenses such as utilities, rent, groceries, etc.. should be split 50/50. You should then each pay for your own cell phone, car, insurance and gas, plus your own entertainment. One option is you each have your own accounts plus a joint account. The joint account you each put the same amount in and pay the bills from there.
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Answer #2 | 29/12 2013 22:01
Yes, she does (in your case). When women choose equal rights opportunities over traditional roles, then they should be prepared to do the same thing men have been doing for centuries. What you're basically saying is that women ARE equal, which is why you choose to have a career (and get paid more than your husband), but you should also get to reap the benefits of being a woman (because traditionally they weren't the bread winners). It is absolutely fair that the living expenses be divided according to you paycheques. In an 'equal rights' world, that seems pretty logical to me.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #3 | 29/12 2013 22:03
There are a couple of ways to think about it the situation... First do you have a joint account because if you do then since both of your incomes go into that account then you all just pull the money out and pay the bills without saying who paid how much because the money in the account belongs to you both, or you could sit him down and tell him that since the bills are EQUAL responsibility then it should be paid with equal amounts because it does NOT matter who makes more. Its good that you all are discussing these things before you get married.
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Answer #4 | 29/12 2013 22:11
Yikes!!!! When I was married, we had joint checking and savings accounts that all our money went into. My husband died of cancer not long ago. You really need to think about this, dear. What happens when kids come along? Who will pay for those expenses? Is this how you want your marriage, 2 people coming together to become one, to be like, who pays for what expenses???????
Positive: 50 %
Answer #5 | 29/12 2013 22:26
No. Merging of finances during marriage is complicated and should be discussed before plunging into the relationship. While it is true that both husband and wife should contribute to the family expenses, the personal income should not be the basis of one's contribution.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #6 | 29/12 2013 22:33
I don't agree with him. In good years and bad, my husband and I put all in, divide that sum between investments, household expenses, savings and an equal spending allowance.
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