I absolutely love being single. At least 99% of the time. But every once in a great while I find myself acting with great jealousy toward some of my non-single friends who seem to be reaping extra financial benefits that I don’t have just because they are married.
For instance, many of my married friends and peers are able to stay-at-home full-time or work only part-time to supplement their husband’s income. They have time to cook elaborate meals, watch daytime T.V., and practice non-income producing hobbies rather than spending all their time working or side-hustling. (Or so it seems in my head.)
In reality, I’m sure these scenarios are fewer and further between than I imagine. But still, there does seem to be some serious financial benefits of being married vs. being single. Because I don’t plan to cross over to the dark married side anytime soon, I’ve decided I have to embrace my singleness and use it save money as often as I can.
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