For the first time ever we started our taxes. Together. We have been through many tax seasons in our relationship but this is the first one that we have any rights over what the other person is doing. This is the first tax season we are married filing jointly. Save us all. If there's anything Thomas and I are stubborn about it's money. What's mine is mine and what's his is his, or mine, depending how desperate I act. Not really. We have separate bank accounts, divided retirement savings plans and just generally no say in what the other is doing with the money they earn. We like it, no, prefer it that way. So when we had to file through all my bank accounts last night to determine my home office deduction, I think I would have rather ripped out each fingernail with a pair of pliers -- then moved on to my teeth.