facebookPartner is earning lesser than myself and his saving is less than $5k. We plan to get married in 2 years time. Should I contribute more towards the marriage fund or should it be equal? - Seedly

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Anonymous

23 May 2019

Couple Finance

Partner is earning lesser than myself and his saving is less than $5k. We plan to get married in 2 years time. Should I contribute more towards the marriage fund or should it be equal?

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What are your thoughts?

Fan ZD

Fan ZD

23 May 2019

Employee at A Bank

For me, at the start we did an equal split, although throughout our careers her income has always been higher than mine. Guess it was motivated in part by my male ego. Looking back I kind of feel that we should have explored a fractional approach i.e. based on relative income. This seems to be fairer, but would entail a little bit more admin/logistics.

What are your joint savings goals? And more importantly, what is the underlying reason to get married in 2 years time?

Marriage fund is not just about the wedding budget, but also the housing (including reno, furnishings etc) - and all these add up to a tidy sum.

Even if you are able to contribute more today, the question you have to ask yourself is if you would be resentful if the uneven contribution carries on as the relationship progresses.

Gabriel Tham

Gabriel Tham

01 May 2019

Tag Team Member at Kenichi Tag Team

This one you both have to work out together because marriage is about both of you.

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