Post # 1
In my relationship i feel that So and his family are a bit wealthier than my family.
It’s not a big deal but it’s a difference to me because i’m very self conscious about everything. (i hate that ) I think about this sometimes and feel a bit embarrassed i guess. lol
What is the money diff or class status between you and your so/ family. Does it bother you? Do you also get embarrassed? If yes explain if not explain also.
I just thought this was a question no one asked and would love to hear more if any are willing to share.
Post # 3
I think both of our families are in the same “bracket”.
The only difference is that his family is white collared and mine is blue collard.
His family is white and mine is hispanic .
I think sometimes I feel like I am “less” then him, but I know that is my own stupidity because they have NEVER treated me like I am less. I guess it is just stereotypes that I grew up with from the people around me.
(*edit, i thought we were just talking about family. but in terms of income I make more then him)
Post # 4
I think we’re about equally poor at the moment 🙂
He was raised in slightly nicer surroundings/neighborhoods etc and with nicer things which makes him less careful with money and waste though.
I think once you’ve been even mildly poor you look on wastefullness in an entirely different way!
Post # 5
There’s no option for I do and it does not bother me.
ETA: thanks 🙂
Post # 6
I voted “Other”, my family is more well off but it doesn’t really bother me.
EDIT: Boo, I missed the new option by like 3 seconds
Post # 7
I make more than FI, not a lot though and it doesn’t really matter because we both work full time and our money is combined.
As for our families his parents are divorced and his mom is remarried but not his dad. My dad makes a lot of money so my parents are fairly wealthy and his stepdad is the same way. FI’s dad makes about an average amount. None of it really matters though because FI and I are financially independent of our families and have been since we bought a house and combined finances.
Post # 9
My family is better off than my DHs family… but between me & my DH, my DH is definitely the money maker. And, we like it like that! : )
Post # 10
We are both equally broke and I wish we had more money 🙂
Post # 11
His family is so much more wealthy than my family. My family is solidly middle class, but his is that top 1% of the population that we keep hearing so much about in regards to taxes. At first it bothered me a little, I spoke to him about it and haven’t thought about it since.
Right now we’re both broke because we’re in law school, but his family does help him financially occasionally, but mine doesn’t.
Post # 12
We are equal right now. We both make around the same. I make like .06 more than him hourly. However, my parents make more only because it is just his dad working. However, my parents and my side of the family are the only ones helping us with the wedding.
Post # 13
I make slightly more but our finances are combined so it doesn’t matter.
His family is wealthier, but it def. does not embarass me. I am so proud of the way I grew up.
However, Ive financially supported myself for about 7 years now and the BF even longer….so even if our parents were loaded it wouldn’t benefit us!! haha
Post # 14
My Love’s family is by far better off than mine. It really did bother me at first, but I actually don’t talk to most of my family and his family has taken me in as their own so it really isn’t a big deal anymore! 🙂
Post # 15
Wow, so far “I’m richer” is far ahead of “he’s richer” – 49% to 27%.
This is our situation, and it makes sense given that I’m 7 years older, have had my MBA for 12 years and working professionally since. My family is also a lot more comfortable financially. He was raised by a single mom, had to work through college so it took him forever to finish, got his BA two years ago and is just starting his career. I never minded, but sometimes I do wish his salary suddenly trippled so we could have a baby and I could just be a stay-at-home mom. Will probably never happen for me.
Post # 16
Our families are equal. But between him and I — he is the “richer” one. It doesn’t bother me, it just means that he just pays for my meals more often. 😉 😉