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Inheritance makes spouse nervous

March 16, 2013
By Mary Hunt , Times-Republican

Dear Mary: My husband and I have been married 40 years. We are debt free. All of our bills, major purchases, house and bank accounts have always been in both names. Recently, he came into a substantial inheritance. He opened a savings account and put it in his name only. He thinks I should not be concerned about it since he put me as beneficiary. I am upset about this and feel it should be in both names, since everything else is. I think he is going to start making foolish purchases, because as he says, "It's my money." Should I worry about this? Legally, isn't it my money, too? -- Susann, California



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