I’m not the type of person to generally brag but I have to here….
My wife is pretty freaking amazing!! Hands down the cats pajamas! We had our anniversary last week and this is what I posted on her Facebook page:
In September of 1998 I walked into my freshman algebra class and noticed a cute brunette who sat behind me. After a couple weeks of passing notes back and forth I told her I was going to make her mine. Two years ago today I finally made good on that promise. Now we have a beautiful baby girl and a future king on the way in March, couldn’t be happier! Happy Anniversary babe!
Why is she so amazing?
Aside from the fact that she’s a great mom, friend, and partner she is just as stingy and frugal as I am. It has taken me YEARS to get her up to speed investing wise but it has been well worth it.
Here’s an example of how frugal my wife is…
Before my wife and I got married we were both debt free and had a very sizable amount of extra cash left over every single month so affording a nice $15-$20k diamond ring wouldn’t have been a problem at all. I actually gave her a strawberry ring pop when I proposed to her (not joking at all!) but when we went to actually pick out her ring she put a $1000 limit on how much I would spend.
Why would a woman do such a thing?
My wife is a very special woman and like myself she realizes the power of saving and investing over long periods of time. She simply views a wedding ring as something that has received too much hype from Hollywood and fairy tales. As she so eloquently put it once, “Our love goes much deeper than a piece of jewelry.”
Please don’t take this post as judgmental or condescending towards those couples who did invest a lot of money into their wedding rings. I’m simply expressing how great my relationship is with my wife in regards to finances and our ultimate goals.
If a couple were to ask me how I felt about spending thousands of dollars you didn’t have on a wedding ring, I would absolutely 100% say don’t do it. Your love and happiness is much more and is not worth taking on the extra debt.
Here’s to our wealth!