the cost of the future


calculating kids

if i could say one thing about our marriage, it’s that it’s kind-of a miracle.

the way bryan and i are designed could not be more different. i was recently talking to a friend of mine about how my marriage was going. i babbled about various struggles or victories we’ve had in marriage for a few minutes, but finally i just told her, we don’t fight about those three things that they warn you about: sex, money and family. we fight because our personalities are so different that we have a lot trouble understanding each other. 

i know opposites attract but really, have you met me and bryan? i think a lot of people are secretly puzzled at how or why we ever got married.

but somehow, it seems to work. we’re head over heels crazy for each other [for the record], and i truly believe God is glorified through our marriage. we’re much better together than separate.

the above may seem like a non-sequitur, but i assure you, this post is about finances.

the kitschy little tagline to this series is “the stories of a couple of youngsters calculating the cost of the future.”

as i told my friend, we don’t really fight about money. we’ve had our disagreements, yes. but regardless of how different we are in method or personality, we have the same mind about the future, that is, we want to invest in it. we don’t want it to hit us like a ton of bricks. we don’t want to be dead and have nothing to show for it. and we don’t want our future to be just about us.

so what does the future look like for us? what goals do we have for ourselves? what do we want our lives to look like in 5 or 10 or 50 years?

[gotcha hooked didn’t i?]

read more next week!

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