We recently published this Dear Penny Q&A over on The Penny Hoarder, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it! It's this one: "Dear Penny: My boyfriend won't tell me how much he owes. Can I pull his credit?" Interestingly, I was also reading Marie Claire's Couples + Money column this week. It's fascinating to me how different couples have different "rules" or guidelines to managing money within their relationship.
It got me thinking — what are your guidelines and rules when it comes to relationships and money? Do you manage your finances separately from your partner? How soon should you discuss money in a relationship? How do you decide who pays for what?
Also, curious to hear what you all thought of the woman who wanted to pull her BF's credit report without his knowledge. What advice would you have given her?
Look forward to hearing what you all think...