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Posted: 3/29/2006 7:16:39 AM EDT
This question has been swirling around in my head for a few days. I met this new girl, 27, decent looking, and well educated. She is a R/E attorney and makes roughly $150K a year. I make about $100K, although I never recieved a degree ( working on it ). What I'm trying to say is that it is almost an intimidating feeling. I was just curoius who else has a significant other that is a big income earner, and do you feel the same?
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:19:07 AM EDT
I wish. I would tell her that she get's to pay all the bills and my income is play money!
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:20:49 AM EDT
My wife makes more than me now Its a kinda strange feeling
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:21:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:23:46 AM EDT
Not now, but in about 6 years the answer will be yes.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:25:58 AM EDT
When we first dated I was making a lot more than her. In 2 years she was making way more. She made so much more I am at home raising our 2 kids. If you have a good relationship where you are partners then it's all good.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:27:00 AM EDT
Back in the States, yes....cuz I'm a college student.

In Iraq, actually probably still yes.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:28:14 AM EDT
Make more? Hell....I'd be happy if she got a job!
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:29:19 AM EDT

What difference does it make? Her money is her money and my money is her money.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:29:54 AM EDT

She makes slightly more than I do (and has a significantly higher take-home, because of a better state income tax situation, and a higher employer matching towards 403b).

It's never bothered me.

My plan all along was that she'd be very successful, and I'd mooch off her.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:31:16 AM EDT
I wish my g/f made more than I do. I could live my dream of not going to work and shooting damn near every day.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:31:50 AM EDT
At the moment, no. But when she graduates law school and starts her job in August, she'll make a little more than double what I do. It doesn't bother me at all. I call it "Operation: Sugar Momma"
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:33:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 7:35:52 AM EDT by yobo]
I make more than my wife and always have but she is catching up quickly and may pass me in few years unless I get back to travelling more but I'm not willing to sacrifice my time away from my son to make more money.

I hope my wife makes a lot more than me in few years... so I can stay home and be a house husband and raise my son
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:33:45 AM EDT
No, she makes about half of what I make now. I wish she made double what I make.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:35:40 AM EDT
When we met, my wife was making almost double what I was. When we decided to have kids we were making the same and now she stays at home with the kids and I work.

She now works twice as hard as I do, but I am the only one bring in an income, so we still make the same
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:37:38 AM EDT
She doesnt' make more than me at the moment, but she once she builds up her clientele she should beat me by 50-100%. I don't mind, I make good money and she knows I really want an M60.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:38:04 AM EDT
<----- Bread Winner.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:38:24 AM EDT
In terms of actual "wage" monies, I earn slightly more than my g/f.

In terms of "other things" she blows me out of the water completely. She's got family money in a trust, and apparently lots of it. Her distribution when she turned 30 was high six figures.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:39:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:40:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 7:42:05 AM EDT by shootemup]

Originally Posted By QShok:
What difference does it make? Her money is her money and my money is her money.


Not according to the courts

ETA didn't see this
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:51:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Brians_45:
At the moment, no. But when she graduates law school and starts her job in August, she'll make a little more than double what I do. It doesn't bother me at all. I call it "Operation: Sugar Momma"

My story exactly...but my wife has been out and working for about 4 years now. Some look down on men that make less than their womenz. Me, I could care less. As long as she enjoys what she does, I don't care if she makes $100 or $100,000. We still have a good relationship. Whichever one of us makes more money is not going to hold it over the head of the other person and it's all OUR money anyway (meaning mutual decisions on purchases) so it's no biggie.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:52:16 AM EDT
We both have excellent bonus systems at work, so some years she makes more than me, some years I do.

This year she won the friendly competition, but my company is having a record year so I think I may win next year.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:56:16 AM EDT
Not yet, but she's working on a PhD so things might change in a few years. Wouldn't bother me though, mo money mo money mo money.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:57:14 AM EDT

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:58:02 AM EDT
Mine does. She's older than me too.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:58:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 7:59:33 AM EDT by Colt_SBR]
My wife is handicapped. She's a starving artist. She doesn't bring in many $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

I wish she did. I'd retire and watch the world go by while playing with my toys/hobbies.


Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:16:40 AM EDT
No, but she makes decent coin.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:18:33 AM EDT
I make roughly 5-6 times what she makes.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:19:15 AM EDT
I wish my wife would work, PERIOD!

Actually I'm kidding because she stays home to raise our kids. She might not earn anything but she has a tough job!
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:19:19 AM EDT
Not yet but has potential.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:43:25 AM EDT
mine makes the money,gets a Beer as wanted/enjoyed,does'nt Bitch when I want to buy something fun,the Sex is well a secret she lets me do them all, we Never fight because I need her.

Rosie, Your the Best Babe
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:00:19 AM EDT
Im a massage therapist. I make about $65 an hour.
He is a student. he makes $5.50 an hour.

now in the future....

I'll still be a massage therapist. and a teacher.......
He'll own 12 different businesses and make all the $$!

See a nice trade off!

ms. snaps
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:34:48 AM EDT
Yup. And I'm perfectly fine with it.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:40:41 AM EDT
I think my wife earns around 3-4 times what I do. I am not really sure of exact figure. She has her own business and pays all the bills. I go to work, may paycheck gets deposited into her account.

When I want something, I tell her 'gimme money' and she says ok.

It doesn't bother me. Like I said I never really think about or notice until tax time when I sign the paperwork.

I do have to do all of the physical labor for company and hobbies (usually stuff like building barns or delivering or picking up equipment). This seems fair, for most of it is more like fun to me.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:51:14 AM EDT

my wife makes a little more than double what I make.

doesn't bother me in the slightest.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:58:10 AM EDT
No it wouldn't bother me. But, my Wife stayed home and raised the kids. Trouble is they are both grown and out of the house. She doesn't want to go back to work.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 10:03:42 AM EDT
When I was a poor, young, jarhead, my wife made at least triple what I made. I thought she was rich. I have made at least double her rate for quite a while.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 10:04:18 AM EDT
Yes...almost 50% more now, though we started out about equal. I did feel a bit odd when she passed me. She chose a better employer than me in terms of salary potential. It is OK with me now. I am looking forward to retiring in about 5 years and playing with my toys. She will need to work another 7 or 8 years while I play. Well, I hope that plans works...

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 1:42:43 PM EDT
I'm surprised at the amount of responses here that have the wife/girlfriend making more. I would have thought the other way.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 1:44:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 1:44:51 PM EDT by Specop_007]

Shit, I wish.

If she did,it wouldnt bother me in the slightest. If she made even close to what I did I'd be retired 10 years sooner.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 1:45:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 1:46:36 PM EDT by gotm4]

Originally Posted By macman37:
Mine does. She's older than me too.


Seven years older than me, has a Masters degree and makes 3 times what I do. I think I did pretty good!
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 1:54:41 PM EDT
Once she finishes up her Bacholer's degree in a few months, she will be making WAY more than me.

I don't care really, as we both choose our professions, and we both will be doing what we love to do. Better to get paid less and enjoy your work than work for you weekends and suffer.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 1:59:58 PM EDT
Wife makes more at least $12k more a year than me and my salary sucks for the certifications and experience that I posess.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:04:29 PM EDT
Yep, a hell of alot more.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:07:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:13:32 PM EDT
I wish.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:13:51 PM EDT


Sitting around on your @ss moochin' of the gummit or a woman, bout the same in my book.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:14:28 PM EDT
It shouldn't make any difference if you are both doing honest work. Life has ways of going back and forth with poverty & prosperity...
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:16:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gotm4:

Originally Posted By macman37:
Mine does. She's older than me too.


Seven years older than me, has a Masters degree and makes 3 times what I do. I think I did pretty good!

Sounds like you married well.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:28:16 PM EDT
When we first got married my wife made more money and all our insurace and benefits came from her job too. But when we decided to have children. I knew I wanted her to be able to be a stay at home Mom. I worked to better myself until we could survive on my salary and benefits. Worked out very well. At this point in life we are pretty comfortable...
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:33:26 PM EDT
I make more than her. But it would not really matter.
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