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Re: Blended family, Remarry finance questions

I have two kids, my husband has none. He makes twice what I make but I do work full time and get child support. We've been married 4 years and still keep everything pretty much separate. We each pay about half of the rent/bills. He pays for the car that I drive, I buy groceries, he pays for all of our medical insurance. He will pay for the bigger extras like vacations. He puts a lot more into his retirement savings than I do. We kind of started merging things and started arguing a lot. It wasn't working out because he'd question how much I was spending on the kids and I'd get upset that he spent too much on something for his hobby.


From your fiance's perspective, I can see how he'd be scared to suddenly have to support 4 more people on his salary. You'll have to figure it out as you go along. Good luck!

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