The Case For (and Against) Spouses Having Joint Checking Accounts
However, don't think establishing separate accounts means spouses never have to talk about money. "In any successful relationship, you have to have some sort of open discourse about finances," says Kerry Jackson, certified financial planner with wealth management firm Fish and Associates in Memphis, Tennessee. It's hard to achieve marital harmony without some type of ongoing conversation about shared financial goals, regardless of how daily expenses are handled.
U.S. News & World Report, March 7, 2019