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Dear Poll: Do You Know How Much Money Your Significant Other Makes?

Money has always been somewhat of a taboo subject, especially when it comes to talking about someone's salary, but I'm curious: Do you know how much your significant other makes?


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bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
Yup...but we keep our finances separate for now (we're married).
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I usually ask kinda up front. I know what my bf makes because he hands me his check every week now that we live together. I knew before because we were always open about it.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
runningesq runningesq 8 years
We're married and I know how much he makes, but we keep our finances fairly seperate.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I make nothing and he makes everything! =) I see his wage slips and he tells me whenever he gets a wage increase. He's had three in the last year.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
he told me and i cant remember the exact figure but i know within 5K
Belle1031 Belle1031 8 years
We both know what the other makes. He has a bad habit of spending money on unnecessary things so I every month I help him pay down is cc bill. I put him on a budget with his own money lol.
queenegg queenegg 8 years
I shared with him since we just moved in together, so yes, we both know.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
He knows what I make, I know what he makes. What we don't know is how much the other spends. :p
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 8 years
He's very open about everything and talks about how much he spends, makes, etc
tsocolate tsocolate 8 years
only until he would tell me..
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
My bf tries to tell me but it doesn't really matter to me until we get married or something.
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
I've been married for almost 3 years now and I know what he makes and he knows what I make just by the bank account. :)
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
i knew a ballpark estimate....
jesssa jesssa 8 years
yep! i tell him what i make every time i get a raise at my one job. and he also knows how much i charge to plan parties for my own business. i know what he makes because he recently got a new job [about 4 months ago] and the pay was factored into his decision.
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
We live together, don't have combined finances, but we still know what each other makes. Not to the penny, but a good general idea.
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
I figured you usually talk about everything. Why should it really matter all that much, it's not like you're handing over your paycheck every time you get it, with $0 for you...right?....Right? (LoL...I hope I don't...maybe I shouldn't get married...hahah).
SeaAre86 SeaAre86 8 years
I know not because I discuss everything with him. We don't have combined accounts or anything, though. He knows what I make, I know what he makes. We know about each other's debt (student loans and what not). I think once you reach a certain stage it's weird not to know..
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i have always known what my significant other made. i would think it VERY odd if that was a taboo subject. if you're sharing my bed you already have the most important part of me, why would i hide money? why would they?
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
We live together, have a combined account, but we're not married. Of course I know what he makes.
clareberrys clareberrys 8 years
Of course I know.....I think it would be weird NOT to know!
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
no, not really.. and we live together! I suppose I could guess and be close though. we keep our finances very separate -- as it should be! We're not married so there's no reason for us to combine incomes or know what the other is making.
karlotta karlotta 8 years
We work together, and lately, in this economy, we DON'T work together! So we know :)
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
I know what he makes and he knows what I make. Only fair.
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
Funny thing about being married, we know what we both make.
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