Starting the first year we met, and we were engaged, I've given my wife my paycheck to put into her banking account. After we were married and got my back-tax problem taken care of, she had me put on her account. That was fine with me. At that time, she was still paying back a college school loan. Today we have one account with both of our names on it. Now, on the flip side of that coin is my half brother and his wife. They have separate accounts, because she likes to give more money to her church than he wants to. What do you think about separate banking accounts when married? We definitely don't do it, but many do, for whatever reasons, of which I am somewhat curious about.