I'm moving in with my boyfriend and I make a lot more money than he does. Suze, how do we split the bills?
It's a big problem because you know a lot of times all of you think its got to be fifty/fifty. If you have three thousand dollars a month worth of bills each of you has to pay fifteen hundred dollars that is not how you should do it. It should be equal percentages not equal amounts of money.
If you're joint expenses are three thousand a month, your joint take home together is ten thousand a month. Divide ten thousand into three thousand, that's thirty percent. Thirty percent of your take home -which would be seven thousand dollars - goes into the pot which is twenty one hundred dollars. Thirty percent of his which would three thousand goes into the pot.