Post # 1
I’ve noticed an underlying theme with a lot of our stories: for perfectly reasonable reasons our guys don’t have the money for an e-ring, have trouble saving for an e-ring, and ladies discussing whether or not they should help him pay for it. So, I was curious, if given the option, are you guys financially capable of outright buying your e-ring tomorrow? Are we just better savers?
Post # 3
Yep, but I have a good bit of money in savings & CDS AND looking at those numbers, makes me want to go cheaper for my ring if I had to.LOL I’d rather keep that money for a must need or just in case.
Post # 4
I’m not waiting but no way jose, my ring was 18k.. I’m very fortunate to have a hard working fiance who spoils me a little. I do, however, have the 2k for Kingy’s wedding band.
In my defense, I’m 23 and after graduating college I moved to Australia to be with Kingy so haven’t actually started my career.
Post # 5
Yes, and I bought him a 58 inch 3D TV as an engagement present. I am an avid saver.
Post # 6
Ooops. My bad. I didn’t realize I hit enter mid-post-writing.
Could YOU afford an engagement ring?
This is what I meant it to be. 🙂
Post # 7
Yep. I got about $3500 saved in a special account. But unfortunetly J wouldn’t let me propose to him… He’s very traditional and wants to do it all by himself, with no help (be it monitary, or what). He’s very stubborn.
Post # 8
technically, i could buy it outright but that would be a dumb financial move. the reason why i have the amount he needs for the ring is because we sold my car a few years ago when i got a new one and i dumped the entire sum into a savings account so it’s been sitting there for 2.5 years. i also have a decent tax return coming (while he owes). i wouldn’t say i am a better saver but when it comes to spending money wisely i am definitely better in that department. i mean, if he is going to go out and buy a gift for someone, he will just buy it at whatever cost he finds it. usually i can then go and find the same thing for half off or so somewhere else. i actually am helping my bf pay for the ring, so right now i am waiting for him to match half of what i have. then we are good to go 🙂