Save. Spend. Splurge.


  • Roberta

    I 500% agree. It was the first thing my mother said when I got engaged, to keep a credit card in my own name. A few years in we saw a friend have to move back home because her husband became an addict and gambled away everything they had. I never stopped working entirely, so had a leg up when I needed a second job after getting divorced (also my ex is a good guy), but times were really hard for a while there and could have been much worse. I paid my mortgage on that card more than once. I had NO savings. My suggestion would be to hang onto whatever cash you get at the wedding. 🙂

    • Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      I am sorry to hear this happened to both of you. Honestly, I hate hearing these stories because I feel so bad, but I am also happy that I can advocate for women and talk about the things you SHOULD have but don’t think about. Everyone assumes it is going to be fine. No one expects to get sick, have anyone die, or to lose everything in some freak accident, or whatever the case may be. We all hope and want the best to happen for everyone but unfortunately this is not how the world works.

      Just having emergency money, an emergency card, a basic and spotless credit score, it is stuff every ADULT should have, really.

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