When we got married, neither of us had cold feet. But about a month later when we decided to combine our finances—he just looked at me and was like “Oh my God.”
“This is it.”
“You can destroy me.”
She’s in school and I'm working at a startup, neither of which are super lucrative.
One of the most challenging things was creating a budget that would work for both of us.
We both come from families where talking about money is somewhat common.
My parents are both immigrants from India—they really had to work their way up, but they still managed to save enough to live and to live well.
One of the things that my parents taught me growing up is that you have to work in order to buy things, in order to do fun things.
We come from a generation that has this philosophy of “YOLO” or You Only Live Once, right? So we've kind of struggled with how to save and be really financially responsible but also have the experiences that we want to have before we have kids.
We try really hard to have those experiences but to also, save at the same time.
Finding that balance.
Yeah, finding that balance.
We’ve had to make some different lifestyle choices than a lot of people that we know in terms of how to live within our means.
Trying to save money in different ways, it's fun when we're doing it together and we're working towards these common goals to save for our future.