Money Moral Dilemma: Should my partner pay more towards bills as they earn more?



  • enthusiasticsaver
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    We have been married over 40 years and have a joint account for all income and household spending.  Sole account with the same personal spending money for each of us.  My income is much lower than my husbands due to the fact I worked part time and sacrificed career choices to bring up our children.  Consequently his pension now as we are both retired is much higher than mine.  However I got a large inheritance which he also sees the benefit of. 

    If you do not have joint accounts and one earns more than the other then I think if you are living as a couple you should split the bills proportionally unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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