Post # 122
As far as SO and I, he makes more than I do. But considering I’m studying to become a dentist, once I am out of school and have my own practice I’ll be making more money than him, potentially far more depending on how much the overhead for my practice is.
Now, for our families mine makes significantly more than his, about 12x more. However, it had never been an issue and that is likely due to part that my lifestyle never “felt” wealthy. In fact, his parents live a more luxurious lifestlye than mine. They have all new vehicles and recently built a new house. My family, on the other hand, lives in a 30ish year old home and my dad drives a car with 450,000 miles on it (that is not a typo!). My first car was a clunker with 300,000 miles on it and my sister and I were forced to have jobs the moment we turned 16.
Hopefully Fiance and I can learn from my parents frugality so that we can retire as young as my father has! I must say, I do not ever envision myself driving a car to 500,000 miles – but my parents still have taught me a lot regarding saving money.
Post # 123
Definitely my family. Fiance grew up quite poor and his parents still barely make it by. I, on the other hand, grew up quite spoiled and my parents still do spoil me even though I’m almost 24! It’s actually caused a few problems in our relationship because even though I grew up with money and he didn’ t I am MUCH better at managing money.
Post # 124
@girlwiththeredhair: My Fiance and I are basically the same as you and yours – except for that my Fiance is actually pretty decent at managing money, I guess since he has a very good example of what NOT to do.
Post # 125
My family is definitely the wealthier of the two. I grew up with almost everything I wanted (within reason) and just got my first real job. My parents call themselves poor when only one of them works and they make ten times the national average! My first car was a Toyota Camery 2003…only 4 years old at the time…and they called it a clunker! Granted, my neighbors had just given their kids Aston Martins for their first cars…so my parents were feeling cheap. (Who does that, though?? The kids totaled the cars anyway!)
FI’s family is lower middle class. Fiance has been working since he was roughly 16.
Fiance makes about the same as I will be, but he has been working for five years, whereas I’m just starting in an entry-level job. :/ Our background differences have led to some issues, but not too many.
Post # 126
In our relationship DH’s family is better off financially overall….but in our relationship I am the breadwinner so I guess it levels out in the end.
Post # 127
We are married so our money is being combined, but we had the same amount of money in the bank before we married. He makes SIGNIFICANTLY more than me as I’m a small business owner, but I will be inheriting a lot of money in the future so I guess my side is ‘richer’. But it’ll be his money too, and if something happens where I die with my parents, he gets everything anyway.
Post # 128
my family is better off then his, although i make $60,000+ he is on roughly $90,000, i spend all mine 🙁
Post # 129
mind you our money is in a joint account, but i spend all mine then use his haha
Post # 130
Our parents are both immigrants so it’s relatively similar in terms of what it’ll be like when they retire but my parents live a bit better at the moment.
As for us, SO makes 4x what I make but our finances are combined and he’s always quick to remind me that we’re able to save thanks to my job 🙂