Friday, June 19, 2009

making it official

As many of you already know, Jason and I have been together for a LONG time! We will actually celebrate our 8 year anniversary 2 months after our wedding! We already “pretty much” live together (my condo sits empty most of the time), and we’ve made big purchases together, pay bills together, split groceries, etc.

The one thing we hadn’t done was open a joint bank account.

Well, we can now check that off of our list…we can now officially share money! We’ve both kept our separate accounts and to start off we plan to just each put a set amount in the joint account each month for shared expenses. Our separate accounts will be for individual expenses – gas, lunch out, makeup (for me, not Jason), etc.

I’m excited that we’ve finally taken this big step, as it’s SUPER inconvenient to write 2 checks, swipe 2 debit cards and trade off buying coffee/dinner/[insert favorite meal here]. This way just seems so much more official…and grown up!

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