Well this is just MHO, but if you think its the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, thats pretty much all you need to know.
Im divorced. My first wife was a bitch. All she wanted was to keep up with the Jones'. Debt and more debt, with lots of fighting and arguments. A miserable 3 years because we fought about money all the time. We even had seperate accounts, at her request. NOTHING worked. And I wound up bankrupt for it.
Now Im doing fine. My (current and last) wife and I started with nothing, literally. We had 3 kids, living on about $20k a year, and had to take WIC, food stamps, and government housing. She stuck with me, through the worst. Now we are doing good, and I have a shot at making alot of money. Together we make about $60k a year now, so we arent rich, but Im in the middle of a deal that has the potential to be huge. And Im always working on other ideas. We dont fight, or argue. Sure there are spats, when money is tight, because stress is high. And I will say its tough convincing her we need to take money from our personal account for this venture, when we have bills to pay. But she helps me work it out. And thats what its all about. If you have to fight about money, or sign pre-numptuals, or keep secrets, you already on the wrong track.
I never worry about her leaving when we start making alot of money. If she stuck around through all that, shes happy.
This is the major problem that I see with marriage. Once you tie the knot, most women will feel that they can decide how you should spend your money; it's no longer possible for you to just go out and spend it however you like; you have to get her permission first or else there will be arguments.
This hinders fastlane progress in my opinion, because an entrepreneur will sometimes need to go to hungry or without buying nice things to make their dream a reality and if your wife or husband is not on the same boat, then you're screwed. So, yes if you can find a woman or man who shares the same mindset, marriage can work but if not then you're shackled.
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