How much should a lady contribute to household expenses . Considering both are working and still no kids yet. I have seen some houses where only the man takes care of the all the finances even when wife is working . But she may not contribute much to house except for giving gifts to husband or trips etc. When both are working of course both should contribute in some ways depending on the salaries . But my question is should the wife bear the entire household expenses or should the wife give entire salary to husband without saving anything for herself ? Or just contribute some portion of it and remaining it will be as her savings. I agree that each household is different! Currently I am a housewife though. I may start working in few months . Recently my DH was like all these months I have taken care of the household expenses once you start earning you should only take care of everything . I felt a bit weird as he earns a good amount though . I am sure he wasn’t joking because many times he has told this . According to me when both are working both should contribute based on their earnings . When money comes any person can get hurt irrespective of relationship , if the financial aspect is not taken care properly. Which is the best way in which wife can contribute but also do some savings for herself ? And recently I have even heard that after marriage some husbands want to be a joint holder of wife’s salary account but not vice versa. Some husbands don’t allow their wives to have control on their own Salary ! And there are some women who contribute everything for their family and kids but she is left with nothing when she needs for herself ! I am not so much interested in joint account esp with salary account . I also want to save some money for my future as well .How can I convince the same politely ?