When you are married, both you and your spouse have an equal say in the family finances! It doesn’t matter if you make 100%, 50%, or 0% of the income.
As far the state is concerned, if you are legally married, you have an equal share of the family’s assets. But if one partner feels entitled to a greater say in how money is spent, it causes power struggles and fighting between spouses. This is a sure way to end up in divorce court!
It’s been my observation that couples who make spending, saving, and credit decisions as equal partners have stronger marriages and have a higher likelihood of achieving and maintaining financial health.