If you’ve ever been in a long-term relationship, you know that there always comes that time where you contemplate having that super sexy conversation about combining finances.
If you are thinking about taking this big step, hold on just a little longer. A new study shows it’s not as fun as it sounds. In fact, even though the majority of American couples say they do manage joint finances, one in five say they actually regret combining in the first place. That means that a fifth of those cute Instagram couples you follow actually hate that they agreed to let their #bae get a cut of their influencer money.
Where does the regret come from? It might be from the non-breadwinner using too much bread. As in, the partner who earns the most feels more than twice the remorse over combining finances than a partner in a relationship where they make the same income.
My partner Sterling and I have been trying to buy a house together and one thing that would have made this process super simple is joint finances. I’m so uncertain on taking such a leap, because let’s be real, you also don’t want people supervising your purchases.