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post #1 of 23
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Do you or your SO make more money? I currently earn more then my hubby. I thought he would have an issue with it, but it doesn't bother him at all. If you made more money then your SO, would it bother them?
post #2 of 23
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Originally Posted by adymarie View Post
Do you or your SO make more money? I currently earn more then my hubby. I thought he would have an issue with it, but it doesn't bother him at all. If you made more money then your SO, would it bother them?
I've always made more money that DH, and he's totally fine with it. Once I get my masters I'll be making far more than him.
post #3 of 23
Considering I don't work my DH wins hands down
post #4 of 23
We don't live together, but Gil earns more than me, but i have more than him
post #5 of 23
Lee make just a few cents more and hour than me.But it wouldn't bother him if I made more. Its all our money anyway, only more would be in my account than his!
post #6 of 23
DH earns more and always will. He's an IT professional, and has great earning power, but he'd have no issues if I earned more than him!
post #7 of 23
I earn considerably more than Max, despite him having two degrees. He doesn't work in either field and he's in a ward situation in a public hospital. I am a PA to a private specialist (orthopaedics, too) and I earn about $12,000 per year more than him. Soon he'll be working part time while he studies, too, so I'll be contributing a lot more to our finances.

It doesn't matter though. He's studying again so he can increase his income, and I'm studying, too, so I can increase mine. We're also studying because we are capable of a lot more than we're doing, and we want to better ourselves. Neither of us care who earns what, as long as we don't fight over money and we can eat and have the odd nice thing and provide for our furchildren! We'd BOTH like to earn more - but neither of us care who earns the most!
post #8 of 23
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DH earns more and always will. He's an IT professional, and has great earning power, but he'd have no issues if I earned more than him!
My DH works in IT and will probably always earn more than me too.
post #9 of 23
Me!

Fiance isn't too far off. However when he was in foster care and we started dating he had huge issues with me making more money. That was mainly because he was making less then $25K and in our area of Michigan you really can't afford to make that little and live in a decent/safe neighborhood. Heck, my first job out of college was $32K and I was still barely making ends meet - I couldn't afford cable TV or the Internet!!!

Anyways though his job that he has now is a lot more comfortable (he's above the $30K mark). Plus having someone to pay the bills with REALLY helps.

Hopefully when I'm done with my masters though I'll make FAR more than I do now.
post #10 of 23
J currently makes more than I do, but if I get the job I'm applying for (or the job where I currently work is made permanent) I'll be making more. I don't think it will bother him (he considers it "our" money), but it will be quite a change, as he's always made more than me. I think even if I do start making more money than him, he'll still consider himself the "provider" of the relationship -- it's just in his nature.
post #11 of 23
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My DH works in IT and will probably always earn more than me too.
Samehere. The only difference is I have less bills than him so it felt like I made more money.
post #12 of 23
Me, but he deserves more. He's a landscaper and loves his work. Its hard work, but he is very talented. He enjoys creating waterfalls and other hardscapes, but he truly love his plants. He treats them with love. Making less money is sometimes the sacrifice for doing what you love.
post #13 of 23
Me. He doesn't mind. I also have a master's degree, and he has a bachelor's with no desire for a master's. It doesn't bother us.
We are currently both trying to decide who gets to "stay home" with the kids when we have them We both want to!
post #14 of 23
My hubby is the only one working.So, he makes more than I do.I've not worked since we got together over 12 years ago.
But, I am thinking about getting a part time job next School year to have something to do during the day.
post #15 of 23
That's kinda tough to say....

Earl works contract work for IT, so when he is on a job he makes more, but it's not steady work. And if/when the radio show starts earning money, he will very likely make a lot more than me, but the pay for that right now is $0.

So, I make steady money and we have to budget around my paycheck since that's the only dependable income. But he has the potential to make more when he is working.
post #16 of 23
Hands down Dave..Im the house slave...I take it in stride tho. If I could bartend or waitress like I want to Id make almost as much as him on a bi-week pay period.
post #17 of 23
As far as salary goes: I make just a tad more than my husband.

He has a college degree and uses it in his job. I don't have a college degree (I never went).

However the way it works with our paychecks, things come out even as far as take-home pay. He pays Child Support to his ex so that zaps out some of his salary. I get Child Support sporadically because it's just not enforced, and the bio-dad of my child doesn't care about her to help out.

My hubs has absolutely no qualms about me making a lil more than him, even with him being degreed. I think he likes the fact that I'm so self-supportive, independent, and successful. He hates wimpy women who totally depend on their men financially.
post #18 of 23
My boyfriend makes more than me. He works full time for a cell phone company making $9.25/hr + commission. I work part time retail and make $8.25 an hour. I used to make more than him and it used to really bother him, but in the end it was good because it paid the bills.
post #19 of 23
I make more than Trout, she is a moocher..
post #20 of 23
John does. BUT... I have more money at the end of the paycheck after bills than he does, because he has his 'toys' (Harley Davidson, car, ect). I just would rather spend my money on clothes
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
And if/when the radio show starts earning money, he will very likely make a lot more than me, but the pay for that right now is $0.
Oh, yeah, when I'm a bestselling author, I'll be making way more money than J. I think he'll be okay with it, though.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
I make more than Trout, she is a moocher..
LOL, I have 2 moochers of my own!

I don't have a "significant other", but as a nurse I earn more than any of the guys I've been involved with, save one who is a computer programmer and he earned more than 2 times my salary.
post #23 of 23
I make more than Pat does. He says it doesn't bother him at all, but I think it secretly does a bit.
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