Originally Posted by Killroy
Actually it's more like "have to ask for permission" since our income ratio is like 5:1 in her favor. She keeps my champagne dreams under a manageable beer budget or I would drive us both into the poor house. BUT.....As long as I have the cash I can do whatever I want.
I am retired as of 2008 and I got to retire because my wife (Cathy's) income far-far-far exceeded mine when I actually retired per her wishes.
It's sorta interesting how things sometimes change as the years go by for us that stay married for many-many years.
In my case plus-35-years.
I can so easily relate to your situation and what you have said in the above ^^^ post.
If I was not married to whom I am there more than likely would not be a dedicated H/T, period.
And taking that ^^^ to the next Major-Step-Up as in Huge Changes/Up-Grades I post on my dedicated thread those certainly would Never-Ever have or would take place.
My actual Net retirement income would in No-Way cover the Changes/Up-Grades !!!
And here is the Rest-of-the-Story .............
I was the one for years that far-far exceeded my Wife's income.
When I was the Major income partner Cathy got her CPA, as well as her Master Degree.
We lived on what our combined incomes were but good thing I was smart enough to be the one Busting his Butt for those years she was doing the above ^^^.
It ended-up that I got to Retire, have a totally "Awesome" Dedicated H/T and all really due to the wife (Cathy).