The perk of being a 20-something is that there are lots of “hot topics” that surround money. Getting out of college, yes means lots of loans. If you are married or planning on it, there’s another big check. Buying a house? Rent? Yup, more money. That’s all before the dreaded question that almost all newly weds don’t want to hear “now that you’re married, when will you be having kids?”. Today’s Marriage Monday topic is all about money matters.
My husband and I both have always worked for what we have. I got my first job at age 12, working at a horse farm. My husband was picking blueberries in the summer when he was around the same age as me. We never expect anything to be handed to us and we are okay with that. But with that, comes some tension when it comes to money in our family as it was hard at first to rely on each other for money if needed.
We still to this day have separate checking accounts. We split bills based on our incomes and expenses. We are committed together to kicking our college loans to the curb in the next two years. We bought our last car with cash. Our stubbornness does pay off sometimes, clearly.