I tried so hard to hide the resentment and worry I felt whenever a joint expense came up. But he knew.
At Longreads, Vanessa Golenia describes what happened when she started dating someone who made significantly less money than she did, and what happened when they decided to combine both their lives and their incomes.
I’ve definitely spent more money in the last few months than when I was single. Being in a new relationship has a way of pushing me to want to experience everything I can with my partner.
Today’s must-read essay comes from Carolita Johnson at Longreads, in which she “tallies the costs and benefits of love and cohabitation as a woman artist living in a patriarchy.”
First, let me say my husband and I are obviously slow learners. We tried to have a joint checking account for 20 years.
“Yeah, I just leave a little unpaid every month. That’s a good way to increase your credit.”
I wanted to pay off all my credit card debt by our wedding day.
We’re about to start our Money and Relationships series here at The Billfold, and The Cut’s newest Money Mom column fits right in to this discussion.