We split everything household related 50/50, and he usually makes about twice what I do. When it comes to entertainment, we which pay our own way. He will happily spend $$$ going to concerts and eating out for lunch (neither of which I am interested in). I just don't feel comfortable having things that I wouldn't be able to afford on my own. I have always been independent, especially financially, and living within my means involves not relying on any else, not even my spouse. It works really well for us. When he wanted to take a multiyear sabbatical because his work is so stressful, I didn't have to worry about my standard of living or savings changing. Funny enough, because of his time off, I have more saved for retirement now than he does!