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Greetings, I’m looking for advice on sharing travel expenses as a couple.
My boyfriend and I are leaving for a “rtw” trip this coming November.
We (aka: ME) are a little stressed and concerned about how deal with our finances on the road.
I am very uptight about my money and how “my” money is spent.
I want to cause the least amount of conflict when it comes to any sort of shared expenses as I know we will encounter our fair share of stressful situations, I don’t want money to be one of them.
We’ve discussed keeping our finances completely separate during our trip, or combining a portion of our savings to cover our shared expenses such as accommodations, transportation, shared meals, etc.
Starting with a road trip from Winnipeg to Vancouver by Greyhound, approximately 2 weeks in Japan, and then flying into Southeast Asia and winging it from there.
"For instance, many smaller, independent hotels offer activities like culinary and walking tours that solo travelers can sign up for if they want to join a group of like-minded travelers.We’ll assume that you, like every other couple, have two to three dates a week – sometimes dinner after work, sometimes outings over the weekend. Therefore, (2 x 4 x 4)hrs on the lower end and (3 x 5 x 4)hrs on the higher end means a couple might spend anything from 32 hours to 60 hours together in a month.(Credits) When you compare this to your work week, made out of 9-to-6 work days (and let’s face it, most of us work longer hours than that), that comprises 40 hours in a single week, you realise most of us might not be spending very much time with our partners at all. In five days of travel together you can accumulate 24 x 5 = 120 hours in each other’s company – the equivalent of at least two months of dating; possibly three!If we were to have a portion of our shared expenses kept in one bank account, another concern of mine is accidently mixing up that cash with our personal spending money.What type of advice do you have for a travelling couple who have never shared expenses and both of our “travel funds” have been saved independently of one another?
(Credits) When you spend that much time in close proximity, you get a much better sense of his or her personal habits.