To Share or Not to Share Income and Bills ...

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When you move in with your partner, one very important consideration is how you're going to manage your finances.

Should it all go into one pot, or should you retain your own bank accounts?

How do you split bills?

What if one of you earns more than the other?

Here's some points to help you decide what to do about finances …

1. Retain Your Independence, Just in Case …

There's a lot to be said for keeping separate accounts.

While we always hope that our relationships will last, you can never be absolutely sure.

If all your money is in joint accounts, you could be in trouble if you break up.2

It's not unknown for people to find that their partner walks out, having emptied joint accounts.

Protecting your own financial interests is smart.

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