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Old 07-02-2016, 04:57 AM   #21
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Not me. Having too much fun being married that is not related to money. Plus, these "simple ways" always end up invoking The Law of Unintended Consequences.

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Old 07-02-2016, 05:06 AM   #22
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:10 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by redduck View Post
I heard this question asked on Sports Talk Radio:

"Instead of losing half your money..."
I hate this misconception so much. You are not losing half your money! That presumes that 1 person owns ALL the money, and the other is entitled to $0. Unless you are paying lawyers half of your money, then you are each getting what you are entitled to - half of the joint money (simplified obviously here - I know it's not 50/50 in all situations).

Being part of a couple doesn't magically double your money.

Rant over.

To answer the question, umm, no way in a good marriage. Though if it's a bad marriage, then leaving is important regardless of financial income.
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:21 AM   #24
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Nope. My DW brings infinite happiness into my life. I always figured I was a pretty lucky guy, but after reading the attached post from the 'butwaitwhy' blog, I especially felt like I had (have) won the race. Sure, $$$ makes life pretty good, but my DW makes my life great. She's been out of town for a couple of days and while I thought I would enjoy my alone time, I was wrong...I am ready for her to come home.

Here's the blog post about picking a life's a pretty good read.

How to Pick Your Life Partner - Part 1 - Wait But Why
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:29 AM   #25
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I cam from a family that never believed in, never even considered divorce. Maybe murder a few times.

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Old 07-02-2016, 11:07 AM   #26
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We ask for nobody's permission to run.
I just wanna live in a world like that;
Now I'm gonna live in a world like that!" - World Like That, O.A.R.
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