Kitrick and I have a very open approach to how we handle our finances. Managing money as a pair is far different than managing your money as an individual. There are many different ways in which a couple can choose to split finances.
✨ Roommate style
✨ Percentage style
✨ Old Fashion/ Traditional style
✨ Unit style
Neither way is right or wrong. The decision is the couples choice.
Getting engaged to my best friend is by far one of the top 5 moments of my life.
The joy that I experienced was immediate! Like...I am getting married and you cannot tell me anything (well someone could have told me the work I was getting myself into lol). Getting engaged is an amazing feeling and then reality hits...I have to
Thankfully, I found out that all of my ideas could be made possible through a little googling. A company named Basic Invite who specializes in stationery took 2 things off my list immediately!
Lately it just feels as though all my friends are getting married or having kids! And I am just sitting here trying to accomplish all my hopes and dreams before I can get married or even have kids. I think the number one thing that many people tend to forget is that weddings and children are expensive! Lets talk facts the average wedding in Houston, TX is between $13,516 and $22,526. While the average couple spends less than $10,000 on a wedding. I have heard weddings costing up to $50,000! Can you imagine spending an auto loan on a wedding! Well I for one cannot...you love someone with all of your heart and you want to spend the rest of your life with them. In 2015, modern day America, you can only show that with a wedding costing a pretty little penny. I know I see myself falling in the no more than $15,000. Then again Love is a tricky thing...we sometimes trip and stumble into it before we even realize what in the world we are doing.
Now lets talk about the children! The future of our world...the brilliant minds that will shape the future or will they? First, lets discuss the cost of raising a child in America. The cost in 2013 until the age of 18 is $245,340 and with inflation the cost will be $304,480. This my beautiful people are just the facts we aren't talking about the Love, Devotion, Manners, Morals, Ethics, and Values that we raise our children to uphold. Then again what do I know I am just a Single 23 Year Old Woman so I might not be thinking down the same thought paths as others in my generation. They grow to achieve new hopes and dreams and we hope that they reach all those dreams.