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Yi!
Yi! My guy and I are moving in together. It's a 'test run' before we get engaged. He wants to open a joint banking account and place all of our money in it together. At first, I had no problem with it, but now I'm jittery and nervous about it. What do I do? Good or bad idea to open a joint account?
Savannah
 
Slacker asks who calls it a “test run?” Him or her? He doesn’t think they’d be doomed. If married people haven’t comingled your funds, then they’re not ready to be married. Maybe she just isn’t ready. He hates the idea of his money, her money, blah blah blah. If you can’t put your money together then it gets icky and messy. Everything should be in one account for both people. But she isn’t engaged yet. Their relationship seems like an experiment.

Steve says the boyfriend is setting her up. He thinks the boyfriend is going to take the money and run. It just seems weird.

What advice do you have for Savannah?

I don’t think it’s a good idea. Keep it separate until you have a ring on your finger.

Signed,
Intern Nikki
 
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