(Closed) have you or your spouse's finances changed since you've been married?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

He got a slight raise.  That’s about it. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our wedding was after I got my raise last year, so no.  I didn’t get one this year – turns out my director hates my guts (or listens to the BS his assistant feeds him).  Looks like my husband will get a substantial raise this year, I’m lobbying to get pregnant and quit, I hate my job.  ๐Ÿ™‚  He’s always made a little more than me, though.  It fluxuates depending on the year – I (usually) get yearly increases and he goes years without one and then gets a big one. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My DH went from being a apprentice to a journeyman since we started dating. So he gets raises when his union contract renews. I now make less, but I am much happier and have a stress free job and still pay the same towards bills as I always have.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@RoyalLime:  My husband is moving from apprentice to journeyman soon too! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so proud of him. The skilled trades are often unappreciated. Good for you for taking a less stressful job. That’s a much better way to live. We spend so much time at work, it’s great when we can be happy while we are there.

I actually make more than I did when we first met, but I am less happy ๐Ÿ™ I took on a very stressful job (that I didn’t realize would be this way) because the money appealed to me. There are lots of things we are saving for and I knew the money would help…But now I know what the term blood money means!

My FI has also learned the value of saving since he met me. He used to live pay cheque to pay cheque and now we both have healthy savings accounts. Our prioirties shifted in a good way!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’ve gotten a couple of raises. So, we save a bit more, but nothing has changed radically.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Just our yearly raises, nothing too significant.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@BoxerLady:  That’s wonderful! What trade is your husband in? Mine is a journeyman sheet metal worker.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I finsihed grad school and got a single, real job, so yes, my income changed.  But since I was working three jobs before, and so much gets withheld in taxes sometimes it doesn’t feel like it!  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@RoyalLime:  My FI started off in HVAC, but he wasn’t happy. He’s now an apprentice electrician, which he enjoys very much. He will be writing his qualifying exam this year to move to journeyman status ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s taking a bit longer because of the switch, but I want him to be happy.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

just got a promotion and bonus, he’s had a couple raises too.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Nope.   although he just found thousands of dollars in RSPs from an old job that he forgot about. Like over $10,000… Don’t ask me how you forget about thousands of dollars haha.  

So we are just gonna keep contributing to those RSPs 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

Sorry, I should clarify that we are “married” in terms of the law. We are common law and I have his name. I call him my husband everywhere but on this site! I thought it would be too confusing to talk about an upcoming wedding to my husband, lol. We technically haven’t had a formal ceremony, which we are doing next year as a weddingmoon in either St. Lucia or Negril.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@BoxerLady:  That’s great! Best of luck to him!

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