Baby Mama Drama
So I’m getting married this year. October. Paying for a wedding is expensive, but we’re managing somehow.
While that price tag of our wedding makes me anxious, the thought of having a child anytime soon makes me even more so.
What really makes me worried is the priorities part. As a soon to be 29-year old male, I spend most of money on experiential things: learning, trips, eating, going out. And as I mentioned prior, before returning to school, I was able to manage my money decently well (meaning, I actually had money to spend).
In short, having to think about how my spending habits affects other people is not something I really ever thought about - ask my fiance, she’ll tell you I suck at it (getting better, but I still suck).
And I think that’s something that’s missing from the financial education conversation. It’s pretty powerful stuff once you sit down and think about it. Granted, many of you may already know all this, and I may be late to the game, but still…
How do you teach this? Is it maturity?
Off to ponder…