I remember when my wife and I first got married 9 years ago, we were living in a basement suite, using a bathroom as also our kitchen, and cooking with a hotplate. I was at 15/hr, my wife was 25/hr but only part time. we put away very little for RSP, for car, for future house, tithing for church, etc... However life was simpler, AND LESS STRESSFUL.
Now i'm at 70euro/hr, she's at 37/hr I think, luxury suv, hobbies, classes and activities for the 2 kids, rrsp, resp's, house, credit cards are always zeroized... Life is not simple, and MORE STRESSFUL. Having said that, this year I'm taking the fam to orlando, then to mexico, then to toronto, then to some other places.
What I do know is that how we cut up our wage for responsibilities, percent-wise remains the generally the same. Food costs have taken a larger chunk considering the addition of x2 people, etc...
to be around the 180k combined though, I do need to be away, on another continent full of black people who speak french.
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