Once we recognize that, and utilize our power to propel us to achieve all that we’re capable of, there’s no stopping us.
And I think that can be intimidating to some men, who might have subscribed to the idea that they should be the bread winner in a relationship.
According to a 2015 study commissioned by Citibank, 78% of people in relationships say they prefer a partner who is good with money over one who is good-looking.
Trying to decide if finances are going to be a roadblock in your relationship?
I wish there was a magic wand I could wave that could clear this up for everyone.
I so vividly remember being on dates when I lived in New York (I used to go on a lot of dates) and feel nervous any time the bill came.
He paid for most things, because he knew I couldn’t really afford to. Then there was ex-BF, who paid for most things during the beginning.
Then, when I started working and our incomes aligned together better, we started splitting things right down the middle. But then I fully supported him financially during the last year of our relationship when he quit his job to go back to school.
And here’s where I’m reminded of Young and Thrifty’s post, are financially independent women a turn-on?
Although, I think for the most part, men are okay with women who make more money than them – as long as they aren’t reminded of it every day, or belittled, or made to feel inferior in any way.
Because really, in a relationship, while you still have to maintain a level of independence, it’s about teamwork and supporting each other.