'I'm newly married and my wife doesn't want a joint account. Am I right to feel hurt? 'I'm newly married and my wife doesn't want a joint account. Am I right to feel hurt?
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    'I'm newly married and my wife/husband doesn't want a joint account. Am I right to feel hurt?
    You're right to feel stupid if you haven't signed a pre-nup. HTH but I think you're in for a long lesson.

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    My wife and I have joint accounts and separate accounts, to which we both have access (In Switzerland you can grant access to your own account to your spouse). But there is no concept of my money/her money. It's all hers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    My wife and I have joint accounts and separate accounts, to which we both have access (In Switzerland you can grant access to your own account to your spouse). But there is no concept of my money/her money. It's all hers.
    Me and the missus have 1 account.

    But seeing as we are civilised human beings who don't feel the need to duck other people it works well.

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    Hurt?

    "Chuffed" would be a better word!
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    We have a prenupt, much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by JozefBlofeld View Post
    You're right to feel stupid if you haven't signed a pre-nup. HTH but I think you're in for a long lesson.
    Prenups not automatically valid in England and Wales.

    They can be taken into account by the judge but don't have to be.
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    Never had a joint account, never felt the need. We transfer money between us as needed and that's it really.

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    don't you have both?

    Individual for each of us and a series of joint accounts for various purposes.
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    Well, I guess he can look at it this way:-

    Would he prefer to be hurt and suspicious and personally well off?

    Or unhurt and personally skint?

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