preserve wrote:So is staying single frugal or not frugal?
Don't know, from a personal basis (since we married fairly young, at age 21).
My opnion (in my specific case) is that it's probably much more frugal to be single (e.g. never married). My wife's passon (other than me
) is to travel the world, and at a minimum take one foreign and one US based trip for the last dozen years (could be more, but I know we're on our second passports
... That alone accounts for 20% of our budget.
As for myself, I'm a homebody and spend little. I know if I would be on my own (e.g. if she would pass first) I would probably spend much, much less.
OTOH, I probably would not be as "healthy, wealthy, and wise" without her, I don't have a problem with keeping her around