How Richard Poon and Maricar Reyes settle money issues

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Celebrity couple Richard Poon and Maricar Reyes on their fourth wedding anniversary last June 9.


Husbands and wives will always have their share of quibbles and quarrels, but there is one aspect in a marriage that couples should avoid arguing about: money.

During a small media gathering at The Frazzled Cook along Tomas Morato last June 7, Richard Poon talked about a foolproof way to iron out financial issues between couples before they blow out of proportion.

He advised, “When you get married, tignan niyo muna kung sino na inyo, after a while, a period of time, kung sino daw mas malaki humawak.”

The crooner said he learned this from his ninong who teaches finance.

Richard continued, “Sabi niya, ‘Chard, wala siyang hard and fast rule gaya nang sinasabi ng iba na lalake daw dapat humawak.

“May isa daw talaga na mas magaling. Never daw siya equal.

“'Tapos, kung sino mas magaling, siya magma-manage.”

In short, leave the management of earnings to the one more capable and more responsible to do it, the man or the wife.

Richard resumed, “So, example, kunwari mas malaki kita niya [ni Maricar] kaysa sa ’kin, pero ako mas magaling mag-manage.

“May kinita ako, may kinita siya, pero ako humahawak.

“Now, if siya mas magaling mag-manage, ako ang kumikita, I still give it to her kasi siya mas magaling humawak.

“Hindi ba, kung sino mas magaling, you have to acknowledge na—kahit lalake ako.

"Halimbawa, mas magaling siya, you have to acknowledge na, ‘Mas magling ka sa ’kin, sa ’yo ko ibibigay.’

“Kaysa sa yung ‘Hindi, macho ako, dapat ako!’ Hindi puwede. Kailangan ibigay mo.

“Hindi ba may sense?”

Apart from mutual trust, transparency in this arrangement goes without saying.

As Richard put it, “Dapat alam ng iba! Kasi kapag married kayo, as one na kayo e.

“Kailangan, kapag gusto ko itong bilhin, kung hindi niya ako bigyan ng permission, hindi ko bibilhin.

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“Kasi nagkakasamahan ng loob e. ‘Bakit binili mo 'yan hindi ko alam?’

"Hindi ba parang feeling mo walang trust yung tao sa ’yo.”

Richard and his wife Maricar Reyes will be releasing soon their book, 10 Things We fight About.

Inspired by their blog Relationship Matters PH, the celebrity couple will reveal for the first time their life as husband and wife, particularly the things they fight about and how they iron things out.


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