This preference is unfortunate in an era in which women are so much better educated than men are, since it leaves smart, higher income women searching and searching for that ever-illusive high-income man.This belief that we, as women, should marry good earners originated in an era in which men provided for women who stayed home and cared for their families.Since you earn more, your 5 percent contribution will technically amount to more, but by each contributing an equal percentage, it will feel fair in the end. "A few years ago, my husband and I were at the same level professionally, but then he got laid off while I climbed the ladder.
When I was 19, I started my own very successful freelance writing business and by the age of 22, I dissolved it not only because of the economic downturn, but because I saw a more profitable career in Corporate America.
Within three years, I was making six figures, flying across the country, buying stocks and working to earn a master’s degree - all while working full-time.
It's hard to tell, but I think my appetite has been affected too. what I'd really like to discuss is an article "Men now are increasingly likely to marry wives with more education and income than they have, and the reverse is true for women," said Paul Fucito, spokesman for the Pew [Research] Center.
I've been thinking I need to talk to my doctor about doubling the dose. "In recent decades, with the rise of well-paid working wives, the economic gains of marriage have been a greater benefit for men."The [Pew] analysis examines Americans 30 to 44 years old, the first generation in which more women than men have college degrees.
A: There is no evidence that relationships in which the husband earns more than his wife are happier marriages.
In fact, the happiest marriages appear to be between people who are very similar to each other in a variety of different ways, including age, education and income.
That may sound like a tall order, especially since you've likely seen me go on dates with men who pay for dinner with coupons, just the same as you've seen me date successful men who are jerks.
I've tried both because I know jerks come with checking accounts of all sizes and the best man isn't necessarily the richest man.
I now find myself in another decently-senior position in a Fortune 500 company, writing this blog, sitting on important non-profit committees and attending high-profile parties in between.
So to be clear, I'm not someone who is looking for a meal ticket, I'm looking for my equal.
Making more moolah than your mate—and totally confused about how to talk to him about it?