(Closed) Broke Newlyweds….Just Commiserating

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much debt do you have / did you have as newlyweds?

    $0 - 10,000

    $10,000 - 20,000

    $20,000 - 50,000

    $50,000 - 75,000

    $100,000 +

    Student Loans!


    Down on our luck!

    Went overboard on wedding!

  • Post # 32
    6114 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @kryssbride:  I used to say, “Well if we’re going to be poor, let’s be the best poor people we can be!”  Then think of all the creative ways you can have fun for free.  Sometimes it means you got to get creative with Ramen!

    Post # 33
    421 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @sienna76:  Yeah its different now. DH kinda acts like a baby brcause he cant buy car parts but hes learning lol.  Plus we are still new at the whole paying bills together thing. 

    Post # 34
    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    @VioletSky:  Hoping it goes well! Let us know how it turns out!

    Post # 35
    2 posts
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Not a newlywed, but we’re waiting to get married because of my debt, so it won’t hit him so hard. 

    I have to file bankruptcy. My mom used my SSN to put me $30+K in debt, and I’m on a fixed income (disabled). I ignored it for a long time, because I simply couldn’t deal, and my mom (gambling addict + credit card junkie) would make promises to fix it… and then nothing.

    Trouble is, I’m having issues figuring out what’s gone to collections, what credit cards I have, and it actually costs money to file… so I have a huge pain in my butt to deal with… but I just can’t put my mom in jail. Which would probably be even more paperwork anyway. 

    Sorry ya’ll are going through this. I feel your pain. 

    Post # 36
    1290 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We used to have a lot more in savings but my fiance has decided to put a ton of money into a new business so we’re going to be broke for awhile. :(It makes buying every little thing for the wedding very annoying, especially since it’s a week away and I’m like I DONT CARE WHAT IT COST.. WILL IT SAVE ME TIME?!!!!! I AM SO STRESSED OUT  and then I get depressed when I look at my checking account.
    I still haven’t bought my wedding night lingerie 🙁

    Post # 37
    1346 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We got home from the honeymoon to some quite costly vet bills after spending double what expected on the honeymoon… so we had around $5000 in debt post wedding but it cleared up pretty quickly thankfully!!!

    And what do we go and do… get a $330k mortgage lol.


    Post # 38
    32 posts

    I voted 100, 000+ but that includes our mortgage.  We aren’t married and the mortgage is only in my name.  We both have recent auto loans, too.

    Post # 40
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We have a lot of student loan debt (all FI’s) that will still be there when we are newlyweds, but you find a way to get through it together.

    Post # 41
    3967 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @Mrs-Mac:  Same here, probably about 60k by the time we marry, much more now 🙁 But Zero CC debt, currently renting, he has a small car loan that will be paid off by 2015. 

    Post # 42
    11231 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We aren’t married yet, but thankfully our only debt (my Fiance is wonderful and considers it “our debt”) is my $6k car loan and my $40k student loans. He’s going back to school but will be getting grants that cover everything and then some. I am underemployed and he is unemployed and looking. Minimal cc debt (I might have $30 on my Target card right now). No loans or anything for the wedding, though we are getting bits of help here and there from family (his mom has been a blessing for us). With any luck, I’ll have a better paying job soon and then Fiance is done in spring 2015 and will get a great job after that.

    Post # 44
    6114 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @VioletSky:  I am so happy to hear your H got a job!  That is great news!


    Have you looked into Dave Ramsey’s steps to help you get out of debt?  I am not a huge fan of his but he has gotten people out of debt!

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