When a couple gets married they no longer should spend their money like the used to before tying the knot. Making slight changes to accommodate the other person isn't the solution either. It's better for the couple to have the person who is more frugal to handle the family's finances because this would in the long run be good for the family. Even if you get divorced you'll have a lot of money to split 50/50. For those of you who are married, who "handles" the money you both earn? Or does everyone spend their money as they please?