The title of this post is a bold face lie – she is probably not even aware Lazy Man and Money exists. Perhaps she should start reading though. In her book, Make Money, Not Excuses, she recommends using a method remarkably similar to the one that Energi Gal and I use to manage our income and expenses. In the latest Money Magazine, there’s an excerpt from the book. The advice:
How much to put into the joint account: The total going into the account should be enough to a) pay your monthly expenses, and b) reach for your family goals. But don’t just split these household costs down the middle. Ideally, you each should chip in the same percentage of income so that the spouse who earns more contributes more.
Compare that to the method outlined here last October, How Do Independent Couples Divide Up Expenses?. Specifically, “I came up the idea using each of contributions of our total net income to figure out how we should divide up our expenses. She brings home 57.6% of the income, so I suggested she paid 57.6% of the expenses. After doing the math, she’ll still take home a good deal more than me each month. After all, she makes more money, she should enjoy it.”