Money. The biggest cause of divorce, and something many people don't talk about assuming it will all work out. I've touched on this with the lady in the past, and will touch again after I gather some more ideas. The traditional method here in Japan is for the woman to control all the finances and give the man an allowance; this doesn't fly with either of us, thankfully. Right now I'm thinking pooling ALL money into a joint account isn't ideal. I think separate accounts are key. I am thinking maybe each of us could keep a separate account to spend as we please, and have a joint account for household bills/expenses/incidentals. I think if we each contribute an equal percentage of our respective incomes, that would be fair, plus 10-15% for emergencies/remodeling etc. I was also thinking of getting one joint credit card for household stuff, to be paid from this fund as well. Our own CCs would be paid from our own accounts so we are each responsible for our own. But how would you factor in student loans? I have them, she doesn't. Should this be my responsibility or added into the total bills, along with car payments and everything else? I know it's a personal question but I'm looking for ideas that work that I haven't thought of so we can make sure we make a choice that works for us. Would love to hear your thoughts on what works for you and what doesn't, or how you experienced members would do things different if you did things again. TIA.