Couples and Money (2009)

This brief document is one in a series developed by Money Mentors, a not-for-profit credit counselling and money management organization based in Alberta.

The authors note that money can cause conflict in any relationship, and it can be a challenge when two people merge into one household. But, with some planning and communication, conflict can be reduced.

They set out three options couples can consider for structuring bank accounts: pooling all money; setting up one household account and two single accounts; and maintaining two single accounts and designating which expenses each person is responsible for.

They outline the pros and cons for each option, and discuss which family situation each option works best with.

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