Want Marital Bliss? Pool Your Money

Research shows that the more you pool your money, the happier you are with your marriage. 

Last week, I went to Harvard Business School to talk to a number of academics, among them Michael Norton, the co-author of "Happy Money," a book about which I will probably be talking more in the coming weeks. We were discussing gifting, and one thing led to another, and I mentioned that my husband and I pool all our money. I was about to ask a question -- about why we enjoy giving each other gifts, when the money all comes out of the same pot -- but Norton interrupted with a delighted smile.

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