I know a few couples who have separate bank accounts. One for him and one for her. From what I gather the reason being behind this is because sometimes the woman wants money for herself, especially if she has a job. Other cases are because if something were to happen, say a divorce, then the two parties would have their own money. However, I know of other couples who have shared bank accounts, and the husband is the working individual in the family. Or both of them work and they have shared accounts. Would you have a separate bank account or a shared? And if you are married, is your account shared or separate? And why?