Originally Posted by SunDeck
I'm lucky to be married to someone who has the exact views on finances as I do. We hold everything jointly and to date we have never argued about money. This probably stems from the fact that neither of us would dream of buying something non-utilitarian over about fifty bucks without asking the other about it. It's just the way the partnership works. Neither of us is used to having much more money than we need and we still live like we may lose our income next year, despite very secure employment.
We are like an old west side couple. No car payments, lots of equity in the house (and low payments), no credit card debt. It will be twenty years of marriage this year and so far, so good.
This sounds very much like my situation, except that my wife and I are relative newbies (married five years). Luckily, neither of us is interested in accumulating "stuff." Heck, half the things my wife buys, she ends up returning because she feels guilty about spending the money. We have no debt besides a mortgage, cars that have been paid off for years, decent savings. Marriage is soooo much easier if you're both on the same page financially.