They say marriage is a beautiful thing, but to some, it is a nightmare, a condemnation to a world of pain, hopelessness, and no return. It is a double-edged sword.
You may or may not know that the people you surround yourself with play a huge role in determining your financial success. They can either motivate you to succeed or condemn you to death.
If your circle does not motivate you to dream more, do more, and succeed more… If your circle does not want you to be better than them but always be where they are, you are not in a circle, but in a cell.
How does your spouse determine your financial success?
Your spouse (whether man or woman), is that person you have chosen to spend the rest of your life with. These are the people who will influence your financial decisions on many occasions.
For instance, if you marry someone who always thinks it is their role to sit and your role to provide, chances are that you will never save, never invest, and you will die poor and heartbroken.
If you marry someone who only sees cash as something to be used as soon as possible, and never thinks about tomorrow and how to multiply the cash, chances are you will always be broke.
If you marry someone who has no sense of family planning, you will be in financial trouble. Some say that children are a blessing but the truth is, children are expenses. You will have to feed, clothe, educate, and treat them. The more you have, the more the financial strain.
If you marry someone who has high taste but never wants to use their own cash, you will always be in trouble. Imagine spending the rest of your life with someone who always budgets using what is in your pocket and not theirs?
Who should you marry?
Marriage is not an auction where you go to the market and determine who is better and who is worse. It is not something you should rush into like a headless chicken.
Marry someone you share your dreams and visions with. Someone who listens and gives suggestions on how to improve. Someone who knows that you are “in this together.”
Marry someone who will give you peace of mind. This is more important than love. If you have peace of mind, you will be able to concentrate more on other profitable things and make sound decisions.
Marry someone who will motivate you, support you when you are down and give you hope when you have none. Many go for looks but the patient ones, go for the future.