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What to Do When Your Partner Isn’t Pulling Their Weight With Saving

It’s possible the problem starts with you

Illustration: Laurie Rollitt

Dear Joint Accounts,

My wife and I are currently saving up for a home, but I’m the only one actually saving. Our salaries are roughly equal, but most of what’s in our house fund has come from me, and she seems unconcerned about changing her spending habits…

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Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.

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