Post # 1
I thought this would be an interesting and informative post
ex: if you two put 150K down on your house and had 50K in the bank, answer would be $200K
Ages along with your answer too if you want
Post # 2
$0 I guess. We didn’t have a house or any savings really. We had enough in our checking account to cover bills until the next pay day. We are very comfortable now, but when we got married we were both pretty much church mice.
Post # 3
Including the house, around 120000 I think. But I was also 35… plenty of time to save up. It vanishes quickly though. (We also has a pretty inexpensive wedding)
Post # 4
Lol nothing. Maybe a couple grand? We were in our late 20s but my husband took a while to get into his career and my career is poorly paid
Post # 5
Technically, a negative amount. A large negative amount, lol (he’s in dental school).
If you ignore the student debt, then about $20k. We got married at 24.
Post # 6
Counting the equity I have in my house, I guess it would be around 175k? That’s minus retirement accounts. And the vast majority of that is in the house.
Post # 7
Nothing. I was on a ( mature) student grant and he gave up his very ordinary manual labour job to come interstate to me. It was a long time ago though, and things weren’t as competitive or tough job and house wise. We rented for years.
He was 24/25, l was 29 l think.
Post # 8
Nothing. We got together when we were 19, just finished high school basically. We are okay now, but couldl be better (working on it). We have a 14 month old now, own a house, and a car.
Post # 9
We joint our accounts about 18 months before we got married (August 2019), and bought our house about a year before. Everything we have is joint, despite our salaries being vastly different ($100k him, $190k me). So it’s hard to say who brought more in – everything is each other’s and had been for a long time before we got married.
But we came into our relationship in 2014 with about $40k of debt, no assets, and low incomes ($85k total in a very HCOL area) – we really struggled. He had more debt than me though ($15k v $25k) – does negative money count? haha
Post # 10
When we got engaged we had a combined debt of around $28k. We did the Total Money Makeover and paid off all debt plus saved approx. 55k for our wedding. When we get married we’ll have about 10k in Savings. We dont own a home yet, so our only assets would be our cars (maybe worth 25k?).
Post # 11
Definitely a negative amount. Lots of student debt, no cars or houses or assets. We were both 24 when we got married.
Post # 12
Daisy_Mae : same 🙂 we were still at grad school
Post # 13
Negative because of student loans! But a few grand liquid (we paid for our own wedding with cash and that was around $11k and then had maybe 3 or 4k leftover).
But we live below our means and saved up and bought a starter home 9 months after marriage. I was 24 and he was 25 when we married. Both graduate students.
Post # 14
Wellllllll, I don’t mean to brag, but a solid $50
Post # 15
Maybe $50-75k? Dont fully remember.