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Banking Poll

For the couples out there, which one do you prefer?  

46 members have voted

  1. 1. And why?

    • Joint Account
      34
    • Individual Account
      12


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City: Philippines but Filed in Bangkok Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I like to have my own bank account for privacy. I do give my share in all our house expenses but still I want my privacy when it comes to my allowance and spending money. I don't like to be monitored everytime I buy new shoes at walmart then get tired of them after a couple of days. :P:whistle:


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<span style='color:purple'><span style='color:red'>August 2002--met at www.dreamdates.com

October 11, 2003--first meeting in Thailand

October 13, 2003--He proposed!!

February 2004--Hired a lawyer, sent I-129

May 25, 2004--US embassy in Thailand received the papers

June 2004--I received packet 3

August 24, 2004--Received Interview schedule

October 20, 2004 @7.00am--consular interview---SUCCESS!!

November 6, 2004--Flight to US

December 18, 2004--Wedding

January 26, 2005-Sent I-765 (EAD), I-485(AOS), and I-130

Feb. 26, 2005--Received NOA1

March 11, 2005--Fprints/ Bio Appt, approved online.

March 17,2005--Received EAD card in mail. Yay!!

April 4, 2005--got a job.

April 14, 2005--Received AOS interview Date

June 21, 2005--AOS Interview

August 15, 2005--Got my <span style='color:green'>GREEN</span>CARD</span></span>

May 15, 2007--Filed 10 year extension greencard

July 11, 2007--Fprints/Bio appt.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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We think the ideal solution is to have individual checking accounts (for personal use) and a joint checking account for household expenses etc. So that's what we have. Works fine for us :)

Neil & Eva.

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Neil (Preston, England) & Eva (North Carolina, USA)

27 September 2003 Church Wedding, England.

8 October 2004 -INTERVIEW---VISA GRANTED !!!

(Intervening time covered in VJ -Timeline Section)

10 Dec 2004 - Saturn finally came out of orbit and landed in NC !

(Check timeline for intervening period)

8th February 2006 - 'GREEN CARD' FINALLY GRANTED AT INTERVIEW IN CHARLOTTE, NC.

5th Wedding Anniversary due later this year, on 27th September 2008 - How time flies !

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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I have both, so I haven't answered your poll. I think it's important for both parties in a relationship to have some financial autonomy, but it's nice to have a joint account for the bills etc.

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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right now hubby has a bank account I don't but once I get my Driver's License we will set up a joint account... I think you can use a joint account as proof when you lift the conditions off the Green card


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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We have a joint account because that way EITHER of us has access to the money and I don't have to ask my husband for pocket money - he always gave it to me but it was frustrating to have to keep reminding him to take out some cash for me (he never uses cash, just his debit card)


Karen - Melbourne, Australia/John - Florida, USA

- Proposal (20 August 2000) to marriage (19 December 2004) - 4 years, 3 months, 25 days (1,578 days)

STAGE 1 - Applying for K1 (15 September 2003) to K1 Approval (13 July 2004) - 9 months, 29 days (303 days)

STAGE 2A - Arriving in US (4 Nov 2004) to AOS Application (16 April 2005) - 5 months, 13 days (164 days)

STAGE 2B - Applying for AOS to GC Approval - 9 months, 4 days (279 days)

STAGE 3 - Lifting Conditions. Filing (19 Dec 2007) to Approval (December 11 2008)

STAGE 4 - CITIZENSHIP (filing under 5-year rule - residency start date on green card Jan 11th, 2006)

*N400 filed December 15, 2011

*Interview March 12, 2012

*Oath Ceremony March 23, 2012.

ALL DONE!!!!!!!!

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2 joint accounts


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Filed: Timeline
We think the ideal solution is to have individual checking accounts (for personal use) and a joint checking account for household expenses etc. So that's what we have. Works fine for us :)

Neil & Eva.

that is my plan too.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Indonesia
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We only have joint account. Reason(s): my husband is BAD BAD BAD with money, if he has his own account he will spend every penny that he makes and bounce lots of checks, so joint account is a way to avoid that problem. We discuss our budget together and we are just open on everything. If I want some personal stuff like some cute jeans in shopping mall, I will just ask hubby if that's OK and he usually just say "yes"... :P It's not always a nice nod if the opposite scenario happens though... :D


Me- Indonesia & hubby - US

married in Vancouver, Canada

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switroy,

Both.

But your poll doesn't allow for that answer.

Yodrak

I like to have my own bank account for privacy. I do give my share in all our house expenses but still I want my privacy when it comes to my allowance and spending money. I don't like to be monitored everytime I buy new shoes at walmart then get tired of them after a couple of days. :P:whistle:

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My name is on my husband's checking and savings account, so it is a joint account, although I dont have my own cards yet. I've always had individual accounts before, but I actually like it this way. I find it easier to manage with everything in one place and yes, I'm the one that manages the account generally.


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13th January 2006 - RFE for Medical and additional I-864 info

17th January 2006 - INFOPASS Apt about RFE.

23rd January 2006 - Appointment notice for Biometrics on 10th Feb.

10th February 2006 - Biometrics Appointment

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10th March 2006 - RFE responses to Lees Summit

13th March 2006 - RFE responses signed for at Lees Summit

24th March 2006 - Emergency AP approved in Omaha

28th March 2006- Collected AP

31st March 2006 - EAD Approval online

7th April 2006 - EAD arrived in mailbox.

21st April 2006- Received Interview Date for 22nd June

9th May 2006- Received SSN

22nd June 2006- AOS INTERVIEW APPROVED

REMOVING CONDITIONS

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Philippines
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Don't you need to open a joint account if you want to apply for AOS?

Rob


I-129F

Filed New I-129F form with IMBRA June 19, 2006

NOA 1 June 26, 2006

Touched July 3, 2006

I-129F Approved by E mail August 21, 2006, Just 63 Days

NOA 2 for I-129F Received in the Mail August 26th, 2006

I-129F at NVC

Case Number assigned at NVC August 29, 2006 MNL2006XXXXXXXXX

NVC sends the I-129F to the Manila Embassy August 29th, 2006

Embassy in Manila Receives I-129F August 31st, 2006

Packet 4 Received by Melinda from Manila Embassy October 1, 2006

Interview at Us Embassy Manila, October 18, 2006

Visa Approved! Interview Completed.

Visa Delivered by DELBROS October 28th, 2006

October 30, 2006 Arrived back in LAX with Melinda, were going to Disneyland!!!

November 6th, 2006, Melinda and I are back home in Winslow Arizona loving Life!

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Don't you need to open a joint account if you want to apply for AOS?

Rob

It is ONE good piece of evidence to show as proof of a legitimate marriage, but not a mandatory one. You could prove you are finacially entangled in other ways.


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24 March 2009 I-751 received by USCIS

27 March 2009 Check Cashed

30 March 2009 NOA received

8 April 2009 Biometric notice arrived by mail

24 April 2009 Biometrics scheduled

26 April 2009 Touched

...once again waiting

1 September 2009 (just over 5 months) Approved and card production ordered.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Joint account. It just works best for us right now. Once he learns that money really does come out of the bank account when he uses that little debit card and can learn how to balance the checking account we do have....then we'll talk about him getting his own. I don't think I can handle trying to balance 2 checking accounts right now. :whistle:

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Mexico
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We have both. so could not vote in poll.

1 joint account which is the "main" account to pay bills, atm, etc...

The second is under Ana's name. that one we use as the "savings" account.

Whtever is that we have or will have, we take time to review finances at least monthly together. :thumbs:

Daniel

:energetic:


Ana (Mexico) ------ Daniel (California)(me)

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Sept. 11, 2004: Got married (civil), in Mexico :D

July 23, 2005: Church wedding

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K3(I-129F):

Oct. 28, 2004: Mailed I-129F.

~USPS, First-Class, Certified Mail, Rtn Recpt ($5.80)

Nov. 3, 2004: NOA1!!!!

Nov. 5, 2004: Check Cashed!!

zzzz deep hibernationn zzzz

May 12, 2005 NOA2!!!! #######!!! huh???

off to NVC.

May 26, 2005: NVC approves I129F.

CR1(I-130):

Oct. 6, 2004: Mailed I-130.

~USPS, First-Class, Certified Mail, Rtn Recpt ($5.80)

Oct. 8, 2004: I-130 Delivered to CSC in Laguna Niguel.

~Per USPS website's tracking tool.

Oct. 12, 2004 BCIS-CSC Signs for I-130 packet.

Oct. 21, 2004 Check cashed!

Oct. 25, 2004 NOA1 (I-130) Go CSC!!

Jan. 05, 2005 Approved!!!! Off to NVC!!!!

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NVC:

Jan. 05, 2005 ---> in route from CSC

Jan. 12, 2005 Case entered system

Jan. 29, 2005 Received I-864 Bill

Jan. 31, 2005 Sent Payment to St. Louis(I864)

Feb. 01, 2005 Wife received DS3032(Choice of Agent)

Feb. 05, 2005 Payment Received in St. Louis(I864)

Feb. 08, 2005 Sent DS3032 to Portsmouth NH

Feb. 12, 2005 DS3032 Received by NVC

Mar. 04, 2005 Received IV Bill

Mar. 04, 2005 Sent IV Bill Payment

Mar. 08, 2005 Received I864

Mar. 19, 2005 Sent I864

Mar. 21, 2005 I864 Received my NVC

Apr. 18, 2005 Received DS230

Apr. 19, 2005 Sent DS230

Apr. 20, 2005 DS230 received by NVC (signed by S Merfeld)

Apr. 22, 2005 DS230 entered NVC system

Apr. 27, 2005 CASE COMPLETE

May 10, 2005 CASE SENT TO JUAREZ

Off to Cd. Juarez! :D

calls to NVC: 6

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CIUDAD JUAREZ, American Consulate:

Apr. 27, 2005 case completed at NVC.

May 10, 2005 in route to Juarez.

May 25, 2005 Case at consulate.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: India
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The poll should have the options for both. A join account for the family expense, and an individual account for wife that way she can see her shopping expenses.

Edited by Nikita2Charles

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