On How Do Couples Use Joint Accounts?

@marykay we use this approach too - pool our money first, then give ourselves an allowance. We do set aside "fun money" for things like dinners out or happy hour, but once that's gone, we have to dip into personal money to pay for "dates." I get more personal money because I make more and lady stuff is more expensive in general.

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:00 am 0

On Amazon's Prime Membership Increases to $99 a Year

I split the cost too with my mom and sisters. Between dog food, fancy shampoo and random home repair/upkeep items, the free shipping pays for itself.

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 10:47 am 0

On My Credit Card Debt Is As Bad As Substance Abuse

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