I don’t know if I ever started doing this, or just thought about doing this, but I think I’d like to write about things I was told I would understand when I got married. I’ll start with the first one:
“You’ll understand how hard it is to manage money when you get married.”
Seriously? Seriously? People actually said this to me. Lots of different, completely unrelated people said this to me at different times of my adult, single life. Guess what? I wasn’t exactly getting home from the office, putting on my sailor’s jacket, and diving around in my piles of money, a la Scrooge McDuck when I was single. In reality, I find it easier to manage money married than I do single. For one, we make more. For two, I’ve got someone to discuss money with, and to remind me that maybe I don’t need the 837th pair of Old Navy flip-flops.. And for three, I’ve got someone to work toward financial goals with.
Stay tuned next week for installment the second: “You’ll understand __________ when you get married.”