Are You Money Mates?
If he's a hippie and you're a workaholic, the differences are going to keep you intrigued for only so long. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself to make sure you're financially compatible
1. It's time for your vacation, and you've saved up for a laid-back holiday in Maldives. He...
A. Has saved up his share and a little extra to take you to a spa session for two.
B. Saved up a little from his smaller income, leaving you to cover the rest (which you don't mind).
C. Ended up splurging on an iPad, so it's up to you to fund his travel expenses.
2. On his birthday, you bought him a limited edition watch he's had his eye on. On your birthday, he bought you:
A. A solitaire ring, because he knows you've always wanted one.
B. An elegant dress from your favourite designer.
C. Nothing. He's never been big on buying gifts.
3. You're out shopping, and pick a branded handbag on sale which you think is a pretty good deal (you're paying). He...
A. Finds the bag's flawed and suggests you might want to pick up a newer piece when it's off sale.
B. Agrees the bag's a steal considering the brand and encourages you to buy it.
C. Asks you whether it isn't too steep. It is just a handbag, after all.
4. You're practical about money and believe one should make enough to live a comfortable life. He is...
A. Ambitious, and believes in making enough to support a wife and family, even if his wife is working.
B. Exactly like you, he believes the two of you can work together to have the kind of lifestyle you want.
C. Unconcerned about monetary matters, if they hamper his freedom.
If you're in love with this man, hold on tight. He's likely to not only share the weight of your life together, but make that extra effort as well.
This man may not pamper you with fancy surprises and chivalry, but he believes in sharing equal responsibility, financial or otherwise. It's enough for any practical woman.
Your differences may keep things exciting now, but constantly having to pull your own weight and his, are bound to build resentment over time, as will having to continually resist the nice things you want.