In the age of the independent woman, the traditional role of who pays the bills is up for grabs. It is important to have a system and communicate who pays what when moving in.
Working woman Maria M. in Suitland, Maryland, shares her story: “My guy travels extensively for work, so we felt it was more economical for him to move in. His work pays solely on commission, so he doesn’t get a regular check and I pay the monthly bills. I don’t mind because he’s helped me financially with the down payment on my first home. When we go on vacation or out to eat, he always picks up the tab. So there’s a balance. But when we move into our new place, we’ll split the mortgage 50/50.”