Today was momentous in the lives of Victory B and her finance. Why? We took another step towards the end of our individual singledom: we officially opened our first joint bank account.
This was pretty big for two reasons:
1. I cannot remember the last time I actually went into a physical bank branch. I mean, if it can't be done over the web, why bother, right? But there was just something about going in and having someone take care of it all for us.
2. This is the account that will eventually become our joint bank account when we are married. Wow, that's pretty real stuff, huh? For now, we're using it to make/track wedding expenses, and our parents will be able to deposit nice little sums to help with the costs. But I can forsee joint banking and money management being one of the toughest parts about being actually married. I'm a total cheapskate and control freak, but Mr. B is a bit more on the relaxed and lavish side. Hopefully, this trial run will help get a feel for how it will be once we seal this deal. And we all know how much we like trial runs [yes, we've been living together for approximately the last two years.]