I want to spend this week talking about relationships. Why? Well, because money and relationships often go hand in hand, whether we like it or not. Income, wealth, and spending issues are one of the most common concerns for partners.
When I founded Frugaling, I was in a relationship and felt this pressure — internal and external — to change my habits and reduce my spending. What happened next still feels like a dream. In thinking about that process of becoming more financially solvent, I decided to write a little article for one of my favorite personal finance websites, Frugalwoods.com.
Today, you’ll find my thoughts on being single, staying frugal, and thinking about whether a relationship is right for me… financially. Then, on Wednesday, the author of that site will be publishing her own article here on Frugaling! She’ll share her thoughts on love, relationships, and the ability to be even more frugal when married.
The two of us come from different backgrounds, genders, demographics, and are in opposite sides of the relationship coin. Despite these differences, we both came to frugal living. I can’t wait to hear from you all about your journey and how relationships help/hinder your ability to save!