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[Money Monday] Why you should open a joint bank account with your partner

April 30, 2018 at 01:06 pm | Money Moves

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

April 30, 2018 at 01:06 pm | Money Moves

A funeral in Ghana

You have rights of survivorship

Depending on the local laws within respective countries, a spouse who loses a partner goes through a lot of difficulty and long legal processes to claim money in a separate account. But with a joint account, the surviving partner can still retain access to the funds without looking at what has been expressed in a will or what the deceased and family members think.

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