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When you get married, you combine everything. You also have to combine finances. However, it is important for women to have their own separate bank account. The following explains why females need their own bank account.

1- Protect Your Premarital Savings

Most women are waiting longer to get married. That is why many women have a significant amount of savings before they get married. One of the great things about having your own account is that the money in it is yours. It will not be classified as marital property. However, if you put your savings in a joint account, then your spouse may get half of it in a divorce.

2- Stay Financially Independent

You should be transparent with your spouse about your finances. However, you may still want to do things on your own. If you have your own account, then you are free to use your money to buy things for yourself or go on vacation. You won’t have to worry about asking your spouse if it is okay for you to use the money for yourself. Being financially independent is important because you never know what the future holds.

3- Protect Yourself From the Consequences of Your Spouse’s Debt

You may also take on your spouse’s debt after you get married. It can be dangerous to have a joint account with someone who already had debt before they got married. People who default on their debt may be subject to wage garnishment. However, you won’t have to worry about getting your wages garnished because of your spouse’s debt if you have your own separate account.

4- Less Arguments About Money

Money is one of the top things that couples argue about in a marriage. One may argue that the other spends more than the other. They may also argue about what money should be spent on. If you have your own bank account, then you and your spouse may have fewer arguments about money.

5- Stay on Top of Your Own Finances

It is important to know exactly how much money you are spending and making each month. If you have your own bills that are separate from the household bills, then you also have to stay on top of them. You may become lackadaisical about your finances if you have a joint account. It may be tempting to leave finance management to your spouse. However, it is easier to stay on top of your own finances if you have your own account.

6- Prepare for the Worst

Divorce is a subject that many people do not like to discuss, but the reality is that approximately half of marriages end in divorce. Many women feel like they are trapped in a bad marriage because they do not have the money to leave. It may still be difficult to leave a bad marriage even if you have the money to do so because of the emotional connection that you have with your spouse. However, money will be less likely to play a role in your decision to stay or go if you have your own account.

This article was originally published at: https://herforward.com/6-reasons-every-female-needs-a-separate-bank-account/

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