Brothers (and Ladies too ... This question has probably been asked before, but the archives are so huge, it might be hard to find, so I ask: Threads like "Who should pay for the date?" and other issues among couples leads me to the question "For married, committed, live-together couples, how do you handle the household finances?" Do you share joint accounts? Keep separate account? Setup special accounts? or do creative-accounting? Some people swears that married couples should have joint account and that everything goes into one account. Others say "no-way" and feel each person should have their own account with perhaps a "household" account for paying bills etc. And then there's the creative approach where each person is responsible for a particular obligation or thing. So what are your thoughts on finances in a household?