Money plays an important role in marriages, today’s world is fast paced and the status of an individual and the opportunities available to them is increasingly being determined by how much money they earn. There is a strong pursuit for prettier, bigger, flashier and costlier things of life, and a lack of the ability to keep abreast with peers may cause a lot of stress on marriage.
More than ever before, it is very important for couples to discuss money and all associated issues before they get married, and be sure they are on the same page.
One of the most important discussions every couple must have about money before they get married is the ”Who will pay for what?”
I was listening in on a very interesting conversation by a group of young men and women recently about the financial responsibilities of a man and woman in a marriage, majority of the women said men should pay for everything in the home and the woman should have the right to use her money as she pleases. Some of the men disagreed, a few agreed.
Two of the people having this discussion are dating and they both have different opinions on this issue, the lady believes her money should be only for her personal needs and upkeep, the man believes a woman should have more financial responsibility.
In a situation where they both work and what they earn about the same, what are the things the man should pay for are and what are the things the woman should pay for in a marriage? Let’s hear your thoughts on this.