Citizen TV anchor Lulu Hassan has shared some marital advice, advising couples against opening joint accounts with their spouses. She expressed her stance despite her affection for her husband, highlighting concerns about the potential drawbacks associated with shared finances.

During an interview with a local media outlet, Lulu Hassan discussed the nuances of maintaining a successful marriage.

Prefacing her remarks with a disclaimer, Lulu acknowledged that her approach may not be universally applicable.

She emphasized the importance of friendship in marriage, expressing apprehension about the growing trend of marital breakdowns attributed to the absence of authentic companionship between partners.

She underscored the significance of genuine friendship, noting that it entails a mutual respect and understanding that prevents feelings of humiliation or disrespect.

"Ndio nakuambia wale watu wawili wanafungua ndoa si marafiki. if you are my friedn na ninakusheshimu, kuna vitu huwezi fanya mimi nihisi kudhalilishwa kule nje. In such marriages, there's no love, respect, or friendship," she said.

Recognizing the individuality of every marriage, Lulu cautioned against simply mimicking the strategies of others, including her own.

"But what works for me might not work for you... Marriage haina manual. Usiseme unataka kucopy some one-two from Lulu utakosea. Jinsi Rashid alivyo kwangi si vile mume wako atakuwa kwako," she said.

Lulu Hassan champions financial transparency within marriage. She disclosed that both she and her husband, Rashid, are fully informed about each other's incomes. She emphasized that such openness is crucial as it encourages responsible financial handling and mitigates the risk of fund mismanagement.

"Inategemea na yule mtu amekuoa, na yule mtu umeolewa naye. As for me, anajua how much I earn and I also know how much he earns... Ni vizuriu kujua kwa sababu mwanzo ntajua pesa zako unazitumiaje na that means huwezu tumia pesa zako vibaya ama kuzitumia kule nje na watu wengine," she said.

However, she adamantly opposed the idea of sharing bank accounts, asserting that it's not conducive to a healthy marital dynamic, especially when both partners are financially independent. However, she noted that joint accounts for expenses related to children could be an exception.

"Kushare account I don't advocate for that. Si poa. Why should we share accounts na kila mtu anafanya kazi yake? Labda ya watoto," she said.

Lulu praised her husband Rashid for his pragmatic approach to finances, noting that he prefers to delegate financial matters to her.

Despite their shared commitment to financial discipline, Rashid trusts Lulu to manage their finances efficiently without micromanaging her.

This arrangement, according to Lulu, fosters harmony and allows each spouse to focus on their respective roles within the marriage.

"Rashid hapendi mambo ya pesa. Anakuambia deal nayo. Ni mtu mpoa sana by the way. Labda nimeangukia mtu mzuri. Sote tuko discipline in finaces. He doesn't micromanage the money but lets me handle it," she said.

Lulu and Rashid co-anchor the same news bulletin on Citizen TV, where their exemplary work ethics and professionalism are evident.