(Closed) Fun Poll: Financial Freedom 2

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: As long as the bills are being paid, how much restriction should the higher earner have?
    If the agreed bills are paid, not too much restriction, he/she earned it and is used to it. : (42 votes)
    38 %
    Financial freedom is gone with marriage. Too bad. It is one of the realities of marriage. : (70 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 62
    Member
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Socrates: Dang! you’re keeing this thread alive. Tongue out. However, looking at the poll, this is a loosing battle (for debating purpose). Hehehe.

    Post # 63
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    4479 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    @Socrates: You think? I make 2x what he does. I still don’t think it’s okay for me to buy expensive things out of the money we are sharing, even if they benefit both of us, without discussing it with him. You’re talking about freedom, but I’m talking about respect and responsibility. I believe both are essential.

    Post # 67
    Member
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    It really depends on the difference in income.  I chose the first answer because that will be fine in my relationship – he only makes $20K more than me.  But there are times when I think the second one applies…my Dad makes ten times what my Mom makes in a year.  He used to hoard all of his money and then she put her foot down and now he gives her $5K a month for house maintenance and stuff like that.  It really wasn’t working between them when he had the “it’s my money I earned it and I’ll do what I want” attitude because the income disparity was so massive.  But I think in my case it’s fine…

     

    of course I’m not married yet and we only rent an apartment so maybe I’ll change my tune afer July 30th!  But we have been living together for almost three years now and we split everything down the middle and it works well that way.

    Post # 69
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    1295 posts
    Bumble bee

    While my SO and I aren’t married yet and he has I job and I don’t we still talk to each other about financial decisions.  We look at those decisons as affecting our future plans later down the road.  We balance each other out as to weather or not we need it or not.  We talked about when we get married were going to have a joint bank account.  We agree that when we get married we become one so everything becomes ours not yours.

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