Would it be difficult being married while as the husband only working as a cashier at walmart or being an unarmed security guard ?
I'm 25 and wanting to get married and have no college degree and wondering if it would be hard financially having an apartment and just working a basic job as a cashier or security officer.
- FoofaLv 77 months ago
At the minimum wage where I live that would see you earning about $2080 a month, meanwhile the average rent for a 1 bdrm apartment here is about $2500 a month. Perhaps you live somewhere cheaper. But in general it's easier to get a place with two incomes rather than one. So much of this depends on how much the person you're hoping to marry earns. He/she will need to earn at least as much as you do to make a go of financial independence.
- seedy historyLv 77 months ago
There is unlikely to be any petty cash available for frolic. It is possible to frolic for free. It is not possible to put a roof over the head of a family and feed them and clothe them and insure them and provide medical care and transportation for free. So if you are getting married to another person who is your age and also working what is, basically, a minimum wage job... you'll be too busy eking by to reproduce. Hopefully, one of you will develop more marketable job skills. Is it "difficult" to be poor? Yes. But a whole lot of people are poor and live their lives out anyway. It WILL be hard financially. But some do so and survive poor. Some even have fun poor. Free fun through.
- KellyLv 77 months ago
It's hard for anyone to live on a low wage whether you're married or not. It wound especially be hard financially if only one worked.
- Andrew SmithLv 77 months ago
How are you living at the moment? If you can live on your own then you can live with a wife a lot easier.
"Two can live as cheaply as one" ( and a lot more cheaply than two separate people could ever live.)
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- Suzy QLv 77 months ago
It wouldn't be harder to share your life with a wife than to share your life with a long term girlfriend.