How much money did you two have before you got married? combined savings

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
  • poll: What is your combined savings prior to marriage?

    less than $10,000

    10,000-20,000

    20,000-50,000

    50,000-100,000

    100,000-150,000

    150,000-250,000

    250,000-500,000

    500,000 and above

  • Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Next to nothing in regular savings, we were basically paycheck to paycheck most of the time and renting, but might have had a couple thousand cushion if it was a good month. We probably had $8k combined in retirement accounts. I was in grad school at the time, so I only had my tiny stipend and DH was working on commission, so money was pretty irregular. Money was not a factor for us getting married and we only spent a couple hundred on our wedding. 

    Post # 17
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    under 10,000 but we paid off all debts and I do not consider retirement funds savings so including that we’re at 200,000 combined do still not much but we have bought our third home right after the wedding. 

    Post # 18
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    ^ $200k and 3 homes…. “not much” indeed, lol.

    Post # 19
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    Like three bucks and some band memorabilia.

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Basically nothing in savings, we paid for most wedding costs paycheck to paycheck or on credit.

    I’m still paying off my ring, dress, and honeymoon.

    Such is the life of a millenial with almost $100k of student loan debt living in an expensive city.

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee

    We were in debt… -$80.000

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee

    About $7. I have no clue the amount in my retirement accounts at the time. 

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    The number of people who don’t know the balance of their retirement accounts baffles me. Ladies get on that! 

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

    negative eleventy billion

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

    About £2.50 and a bar of chocolate. 

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee

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    LilliV :  I don’t think you have to know the # off the top of your head, just whether you’re on track. I don’t know the # off the top of my head without logging in because I don’t keep track of when my company makes its contributions and when exactly things vest. Agreed though that people should do checkups at least twice a year though. 

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    curiouscat2017 :  and markets change daily, but at least a rough estimate. I know some women who don’t know if they have $10k or $100k. Yikes! 

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee

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    LilliV :  oh yeah that’s a big difference! 

    Post # 29
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    Worker bee

    This is embarrassing, but the only thing I brought to the engagement was credit card debt which my then fiancé kindly paid off…..

    Post # 30
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    Blushing bee

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    LilliV :  my pension is via the NHS, I’m sure I can log in somewhere and check it out, but I can also make a guesstimate by how much comes out my pay every month and how long I’ve been working, but that doesn’t count their contributions… So probably double what I think

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