How much money did you and your partner have going into marriage?

posted 1 week ago in Engagement
Post # 2
8962 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

$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
6772 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

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
939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

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
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

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
8957 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

augstbabie78 :  

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
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
1281 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019


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
620 posts
Busy bee

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
2928 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Definitely a negative amount. Lots of student debt, no cars or houses or assets. We were both 24 when we got married. 

Post # 12
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Daisy_Mae :  same 🙂 we were still at grad school

Post # 13
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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
4089 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wellllllll, I don’t mean to brag, but a solid $50

Post # 15
1117 posts
Bumble bee

Maybe $50-75k? Dont fully remember. 

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