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.
We’ve been together for seven years and married for four years now, and didn’t even open joint checking and savings accounts until this past spring.
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.”
My husband Ben and I eat out at least three times a week.
The takeout order marked the end of my marriage and the start of my new career.
My husband is 17 years older than I am. When should we plan to retire?
When my husband and I got married, we decided to create a new last name together.
First, let me say my husband and I are obviously slow learners. We tried to have a joint checking account for 20 years.
“You know,” I said casually one day, “it would make more sense for me to pay those off than for you to keep paying 7 percent interest on them.”