Richard Poon And Wife Maricar Fights Over "PAGPAPAUTANG" Issue. Here Is What They Have To Say!


How should couple manage money? Money matter is actually a very difficult question to answer. Many couples got separated due to financial disagreements.


Some people say  that if only one partner decides how money will be saved, earned and spent, you’re actually asking for trouble. While other say, it should be handled by women since traditionally they are the one doing all the household budget.



It seems like there are many different ways on how married couple handle their finances.


Celebrity couple like Maricar Reyes and Richard Poon also shared their strategy on how they handle it.




Richard said in his interview with ANC’s “Headstart”


"'Pag halimbawa ang mindset mo lalaki lang dapat ang naghahawak or babae 'yung naghahawak, nawawala 'yung opportunity na kung sinong mas magaling humawak, siya dapat ang humawak,"


So, it means whoever is better at it manages the joint account.


He also revealed in his interview that he’s the one who manages their account, however Maricar has her own savings as well.


He explained  “I told her na ayokong 'pag ayaw mo na sa akin, di ka aalis dahil ako ang nagbibigay ng pera. So your money is yours; my money is yours,"


Richard also disclosed that they have argued over money because she keeps on lending to one person and he has to stopped her, otherwise it will start another argument again in the future.


"I had to fight her na and say, 'I'm going to put my foot down. Ito 'yung linya ngayon, it has to stop or else away tayo at away ito na malaki,” he said.




On the other hand, Maricar explained her actions during the interview, she said "I did not think about it that way, na you're actually not helping the person you're lending money to; you're enabling them to continue to the bad money habit that they're having, you're bringing them to come to you all the time,"


Before, she thought that she was okay handling her money until her husband taught her a new mindset.


Nevertheless, they don’t deprived each other on purchases, but they both have to agree on major acquisitions.




When it comes to investments Richard explained, "Yan ang kailangang i-discuss because marriage is a union of two people being one, you're trying to be one,"


"Mayroon kaming family rule na lahat ng major purchases, kailangang agreed. 'Pag hindi siya nag-agree sa gusto ko, hindi ko rin bibilhin," he also added.


Richard and Maricar discussed about money in their book “10 Things We Fought About” published under ABS-CBN Publishing.




How about you netizens do you agree on how Richard and Maricar handle their finances? How do you handle yours? Share your thoughts with us!

Source: ABS-CBN NEWS