We have shared an account for the last 8-9 years because after the first baby, I wasn’t working. (The kid is 8.5 now.) When my savings dwindled, I had to become completely dependent on my husband. I closed almost all of my personal accounts.
I have a separate accounts now, but he handles all the bills and everything because he’s better at it.we discuss money all the time, and in front of the kids. He pays for most the big bills because he makes over twice what I do. I’m kind of hoping I can take the lead, and slowly make career gains and let the old man take a little step back in some time. That’s my secret goal.