Sharing more than just love
When it comes to sharing finances with your main squeeze, things can get sticky depending on the type of person you’re dating. Especially if they’re prone to scrutinizing the whereabouts of every last penny and you are not.
Turns out, though, that 66 million Americans don’t have to worry about keeping mental notes of their partners spending habits since they’re right there on the credit card statement. Accounting for 36.1% of better halves bound by budget, joint credit cards are the most popular shared accounts.
Just over a third of lovebirds feel more comfortable with one foot in and one foot out. So while 34.8% of Americans don’t mind stacking paper together, they still want a little nest egg for themselves.
Some couples are going as far as saying goodbye to their individual bank accounts altogether and opening a joint account with their partner — fingers crossed that it works out for those 34.8%.
Then, there’s the 18.5% of companions who are signing on the dotted line together for a joint loan. But that leads us to wonder: Are they taking out loans together because of a shared expense, or is it because one needs a cosigner to score a lower rate?
Lest we forget the 28.1% who adhere to the “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours” maxim. There’s no budging for over a quarter of Americans who’d rather keep their finances private — you know, just in case.