Focus on family over personal wealth

Feb 2, 2023 | True Patriot News Daily

Did you know that, according to an October 2021 Pew Research study, a married women can expect to make $8,000 more per year than a single woman? It makes perfect since that by combining incomes, people can expect to make more money on average than their single counterparts. 

This is all-too-important in an era where American media is force-feeding us a narrative that we should avoid getting married and having children. Whether it's to “save the environment” or promoting yourself as a “girl boss”, it seems that the media would rather have you remain single than start a traditional family. 

This is counterintuitive to the time-honored tradition of settling down, having kids, and buying a nice house in the suburbs with a white picket fence and a dog. Instead, the mainstream media would rather have you remain single your entire life, rent an apartment instead of owning a house, and fight for “fairer wages” rather than pool your income with a significant other. 

The bottom line is that the best way to increase your household income is by marrying and combining your earnings to eventually climb up the financial ladder. If you want to crawl your way out of seemingly-insurmountable debt, you should get married. If you'd like to read more about the income gap between single and married Americans, please click here to read an article from The New York Post. Below is an eye-opening excerpt from the article:  

An October 2021 Pew study reported that in the last 30 years, the coupled have come to outearn the singles. Coupled women make $8,000 more a year on average than single women.

“The gaps in economic outcomes between unpartnered and partnered adults have widened since 1990,” Pew noted. “Among men, the gaps are widening because unpartnered men are faring worse than they were in 1990. Among women, however, these gaps have gotten wider because partnered women are faring substantially better than in 1990.”

Married people also pool their resources. Want your kid to be financially secure? Move marriage to the top of his or her to-do list. A 2017 TD Ameritrade study found “29% of single adults consider themselves financially secure, whereas 43% of married couples say the same.” A surprising stat in the data is that married people, despite often having to take care of expensive little people who live with them, end up saving more than single people.

It's my hope that every American can enjoy a happy life with financial stability, and one of the best ways to achieve that goal is by pooling your resources with your spouse. After all, the American Dream doesn't mean that you'll sail the world alone in a yacht, the Dream is to share your life with a partner that shares your same goals and helps you achieve them.