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Should Joint Homeowners Have Separate Bank Accounts?

October 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

When you own a home with a spouse or partner, the issue of what’s mine, what’s yours, and what’s ours can be a divisive one.

Each household has its own money management methodology and, according to financial talk-show host Suze Orman, most leave significant room for improvement.

In this 4-minute piece aired on NBC’s The Today Show, Orman talks about co-managing finances with topics including:

  • How to determine how much money goes into a “personal” spending account versus a “family” spending account
  • The importance of both parties taking an active role in bill-paying
  • How to manage the money when one partner doesn’t earn an income

Being aware of money is the first step towards protecting it.

Need more expert advice? Ask the team of Certified Mortgage Planning Specialists at Benchmark Mortgage.

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James K Barath, CMPS®

James K Barath is a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist®, Certified FICO® Professional, Certified Military Housing Specialist® and your FHA Home Loan Expert. He is also a graduate of Purdue University, The CMPS Institute, Dale Carnegie Human Relations Course & Napoleon Hill Foundation's PMA Science of Success Class. It's your home and your future. It's his profession and his passion. He is ready to work for your best interest. Contact James for your FREE Home Loan Approval !  His Motto: I Facilitate the American Dream Through Responsible Mortgage Lending and Financial Literacy!

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