Yours Vs Your Partners Salary
Posted 24 June 2005 - 10:17 PM
Posted 25 June 2005 - 05:32 PM
Oh well at least it pays the car payment and chrisco.
Posted 25 June 2005 - 09:47 PM
I now earn 1/3 of what my partner does. This time last year I earnt a quarter. Although my partner earns good coin I will probably end up earning more in the long run. He also works in a company where many of the senior mangers are women and there are lots of stay at home dads.
He reminds me not infrequently that he wants to stay at home.
Its only now that I am feeling more secure in my job and earning capacity that it is not a problem.
When I was in my 30K graduate job and he was earning eight times that I had massive problems in that I felt like I had done all this work for nothing. My partner didn't even go to uni. I was never comfortable with him paying for things but the reality was that I could not afford the lifestyle that he could. For a few years I went seriously into hock trying to keep up just so my pride did not get the better of me.
We don't have joint finances and probably never will, although I do have a sup credit card for household costs. Now that we live together money is still a source of arguments. He still wants to spend like when he was single and I want to plan for the future. We should have more to show for what we earn than we do.
I guess my earning more than him remains to be seen and I do wonder how supportive he will be should it *actually* happen.
Posted 27 June 2005 - 08:36 AM
I don't think it matters in this day and age.
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 03:33 PM
Marty works for our landscaping company (which is mine on paper) and it's our first year of having the company. We weren't expecting much, if any, profit the first year so we were pleasantly surprised with what we've been getting. Of course, we've had a lot of expenses so we haven't received as much as we think...if that makes sense. Work pretty much stops over winter so it'll be picking up again in another 6 weeks or so which means I'll see less of him but he'll be bringing in some nice (and much needed) cash to tide us over for next winter as well.
He has been doing the housework and some cooking (I love to cook though) and it hasn't bothered him. Most of his mates didn't tease him, they all knew that our own company is our dream and that we were prepared to make sacrifices so it would be a reality. Him being a house-husband and being financially supported by me is one of those things....and from the end of September he'll be "repaying the favour" as one of his mates puts it.
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 05:32 PM
regardless of who earns the most tho, i control the money....must be a womens thing..
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Posted 28 June 2005 - 07:02 PM
For us we earn pretty much the same although we switch every 6 months as I have my pay reviews in December and H2B has his in July. I don't think it matters but H2B would be a bit put out if I earned a lot more than him I think.
I also think this situation can make it quite a bit harder when it comes to having children as we will basically lose half our disposable income while I stay at home- whereas if there is more imbalance you most likely aren't losing as greater % of your total income.
Posted 30 June 2005 - 06:10 PM
The only concern I have about earning more is when we decide to have kids - but this isn't for 4-5 years, so hopefully K will have caught up with my income by then and we'll just have to have savings in the bank!
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:56 PM
a lot more actually.
he works 7 days a week and i work 5, and last financial year i earnt $12000 more than him.
we never make it known, just had a giggle at group certificate time, but we dont make it known to friends and family
Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:31 PM
I control all the finances, not because I am a control freak, but Anth really has no idea about money and asked me to look after it. We don't have joint accounts yet, but we really need to get that organised, just a matter of getting to the bank to sign the paperwork.
When the time comes hat we have children, I will stay at home for the first few months or even up to a year but will return to work probably part time as Anthony has the capacity to earn a lot more than what I can.
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:07 PM
There was something on ACA/Today Tonight about how much a SAHM is worth - $70K was the magic figure! I homeschool so I'm worth even more! LOL
Posted 18 August 2005 - 09:57 AM
It took me awhile to get this concept. I hated when i started maternity leave and he had to give me money all the time. But im use to it now and i make up for it in other ways, like the washing and cooking etc
Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:33 AM
We are just about to take a leap into the unknown as I'll be stopping work while we are in Qld for his next big project and we are ttc/hopefully getting preggo. I'm not sure how this will work - I've never been without my own income since I was 14! Our plan is for me to be a SAHM (I can work freelance if I want to) so I need to get used to the lack of personal income.
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Posted 25 August 2005 - 09:14 AM
|QUOTE (~*MrsJ*~ @ Jul 27 2005, 12:07 PM)|
| My hubby is a professional and earns over $100K - I will NEVER earn more than him, even if I was still working. I just added up payments I receive from the gov't and CSA and it's over $20K! Crikey! although we always get a bill from Centrelink - last years was about $1500.|
Quick question, without prying too much, how/why does a family with a 6-figure income get centrelink/government payments? Is it family tax benefit etc?
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