We earn quite differetn amounts. We use 2 joint accounts to which we contribute to equally - one to pay for regular bills (rates, rego, etc) and another for weekly expenses (groceries, phone bills, events such as dinner or nights out if we are both there). I pay the mortgage (house is in my name) and he pays child support (though once that finishes, he will put that amount - which is about the same as our mortgage repayment
- into the home loan). Oh, and he also pays for our shares loan.
Everything else is separate - so we can feel free to buy whatever we want for ourselves, because it is our own money. No guilt, no having to check to make sure its ok I buy those cute boots
It doesn't bother me that he earns more (almost double) - I figure he works hard for his money and deserves what he gets paid (a lot of which is from overtime) so he should be able to use that money however he wants. Especially don't mind when he spoils me!