Me & my older sis were just commenting the other day that we a bit dumb when it comes to household expenses and $$ matters. A lot our our working friends all say their husband pay for everything and even give them allowance.
Me - maid, groceries, kids' sch fees & necessities, my parents' allowance
Him - utilities, conservancy, his parents' allowance
both - house, our own cars, insurance, holidays,
No allowance from him. What he earns he keeps, what I earn I keep.
We both transfer a sum of $ to a joint account every month which is used for adhoc stuff like household repairs, or holidays. We also transfer to our kid's a/c a sum of $ monthly as savings.