Post # 1
My FI and I are moving 3000 miles away in January for a work promotion for me. East Coast to West Coast!! We planned on having a small private wedding/elopement next year once we move out there and settle in, but my mom of all people suggests we have the small wedding or elopement first.
She worries about medical issues, and says that as a married couple we would have different rights than we would otherwise which might be important.
Besides the most obvious to me (shared medical benefit plan so he has benefits), has anyone ever come across an issue that would have been different in some way had you been married at the time?
It’s scary to think of being 3000 miles away from our other loved ones (execpt for some minor family ties which will be 200 miles away).
Post # 3
Being married, IMHO, is such a gift. It is sacred and special.
Financially speaking, it can save you $$ on car insurance, medical insurance, homeowners insurance.
If you and FI are serious and want to get married then I would suggest you do it before the big move. You never know what life situations might come up that will prevent you from getting married (i/e random unexpected costs involved with re-locating)
If marriage is important to you then you should make it a priority.
Post # 4
@stephee: I agree wholeheartedly with @Kimber_bee:!
Marriage is a special bond and commitment that is beneficial in it’s own way, but financially it has perks as well. I was able to get on my husband’s insurance when we married, & my car insurance is a small fee to add onto his.
Plus, my dad keeps telling me we will get a huge check at tax time since we are both fulltime students making very little & married.
Post # 5
@MrsSkeletonKey: true, we got a MASSIVE tax return. (we were both poor students too)