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Old 05-13-2017, 11:36 PM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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It would be really bad if the sole earner was frugal, and the stay-at-home spouse was a spender.

If Both have a frugal bent. There will be Fewer financial issues and good alignment on what is spent.

Nothing is easy. Good to have some mitigating / flexible funds available to each when needed.

Good if neither is an OCD watchdog on finances. Often you don't think of the best ideas, or the drastic consequences thinking and spending on your own.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Rabrrita View Post
Why do you assume that the spenders will have issues and the frugal ones will not? I know many frugal couples that split because one is frugal, well balance in their spending and savings while the other person is a cheapo who would go all stupid and wacko over spending $20 for their anniversary sit down dinner at Denny's.

Frugal couples don't have a monopoly on getting along because of their blissful frugal spending; they equally can have issues arise and be as unhappy as regular folks.
No no, I said if the spender couple out spend their income only then will they stress out & fight. If their spending is with in their limit then they are equally happy, if not more happy, than couple 1- frugal couple

The couple you explained are not frugal, they dont see eye to ey.. They are part of couple #3.
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:21 PM
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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I think so. It takes a lot of commitment to be frugal. It takes a lot of commitment to be in marriage. Putting the two together seems easy to us and just makes us stronger as a couple.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:06 AM
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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more than how much a couple makes, the important thing, which many have said, is they agree how to sped it or save it, whatever. I think a little difference is perfectly acceptable, but when one is a spend thrift and the other he opposite, it is trouble ahead.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:09 PM
Location: Boise, ID
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From my sample size of 1, that is true. My husband and I are frugal, and it does take a lot of the stress out of everything.

I find that if we don't have to worry about money, much of the rest of the stress goes away. Most of our stress is actually from mandatory overtime that each of us have faced from time to time. Too many hours, not enough sleep, and not enough time together. We don't need the money from more hours, but the jobs don't give the option to NOT work the overtime. First world problems, I guess.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 49erfan916 View Post
This may be a bit controversial and this is totally opinion based. But based from what I've seen personally, the couples I know who make adequate amount of money SEEM like they have stronger relationships rather than if one or both people make a HUGE salary but never see each other. But I want to know what you guys think
So which of these couples is the frugal couple? Being frugal (or not) is not a function of income.
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