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How do you share information with your spouse?

Hey all,

I've recently been racking my brain on how exactly to share information (the digital kind) with my wife. We've been together for 7 years, but only started living with each other (as opposed to different states and countries like before) after we got married in May.

What kind of info? Finances, bills, to-dos, and other stuff like maybe a health or vehicle log. I do a lot of banking online (and she didn't) but most of that stuff is based around one user account. I've thought about setting up a wiki, and looked in to VoodooPad as well. We have 2 Macbooks and an Airport Extreme, which I am purchasing an external hard drive for, to make a shared drive, which I thought about putting all of these docs on. Short of buying OS X Server though, I'm pretty lost.

I have to imagine that this is a common problem with couples and families, so perhaps there are other suggestions out there? I've thought about Backpack, but think I might need something more secure.

Thanks, Matt




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