You and your partner share household chores. You cook dinner together and go on vacations together. But, you don’t yet share a bank account. Is it time to make the leap?
Talking about money can be difficult. Between feeling self-conscious about how much you have (whether it’s a lot or a little) and conflicting visions of how money should be spent, it’s not uncommon for couples to avoid the topic.
It comes down to trust and transparency. Think through the last few big purchases you and your partner made:
If you’re comfortable with the answers to these questions, you’re off to a good start.
Sit down with your partner and talk openly about:
If you’ve encountered any of the following, you might want to hit the pause button on opening a joint account:
If both members of a relationship are open and honest with each other, a joint checking account could be a great financial tool.
It allows you and your partner easy access to shared money. For example, each of you can auto-deposit a certain amount of money each month, so you know you’ll have enough for shared expenses or savings goals.
Conquer those #ToughMoneyTopics. Start exploring what’s right for you and your partner. And learn more about U.S. Bank joint checking options.