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How to Avoid Being Married for Your Wealth

Updated on February 6, 2013

Start your marriage on the right track

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Open your heart to love without depleting your bank account

Let’s face it; it takes time and patience to build wealth. Matrimony built solely on money and not mutual love and respect is can be a precursor to a slew of marital problems.

If you've worked hard to build a strong financial foundation for yourself before tying the knot then you don’t want your castle it to crumble by entering into an imperfect matrimony. There are a few things you should know before taking the marital plunge.


You may need a pre-nup before you tie the knot.

Enter matrimony with caution. It's a contract that can last a lifetime.
Enter matrimony with caution. It's a contract that can last a lifetime. | Source

Marriage is a contract

When two people say “I do” to one another they are saying I do to more than love and intimacy, they are also saying, in most cases, I do to their future spouse’s financial obligations. Marital obligations are not limited to only taxes, investments, property, but also can include credit and debt in some community property states. Likewise, when a debt constitutes a family expense like groceries or housing, both spouses are most always equally responsible for it. When you add it up marriage can be expensive and complicated.

Foundations can crumble

Small money problems like one spouse losing a job or becoming disabled can cause even a perfect matrimony to crumble. Likewise, a marriage for richer and not poorer will surely die if the wealthy spouse can’t live up to contract of providing for the poorer spouse. That’s why marriage, like all contracts should be entered into with all eyes wide open, especially if one partner is considerably wealthier than the other.

Marry for love and you'll be richer

Make sure your love relationship is built on a solid foundation.
Make sure your love relationship is built on a solid foundation. | Source

Marry for Richer or Poorer

To avoid being married for your wealth you have find and date someone who loves you for you. If you are wealthy that may be hard to do. Let’s face it; to many people you are considered a great catch especially when it comes to financial security.

Finding a mate to marry for richer or poorer really isn’t as hard as it may seem. You simply need to avoid the ones that want to withdraw the cash out of wallet and attract the ones that make deposits into your happiness.

Protect your heart, happiness and wealth by identifying and avoiding people likely to deplete your wealth. People who cannot provide for their basic needs and everyday living expenses are probably after your money and not your honey. Likewise, be wary of people who are too quick to marry. Too early to marry for a person with considerable means is less than a year of exclusive dating. Although they may appear to have it together financially there may be more or less to the financial picture that you aren’t privy too.

There are many benefits of being married, but money should not be the only one. Like your finances, your love relationships should be built on a solid foundation. One that not only includes mutual love and respect, but also considers and plans for the legal, social, emotional and spiritual well being of both parties.

After all, marriage is indeed a contract. A contract that you have to bank roll might just bankrupt you whereas a contract that pays dividends adds to your wealth. Remember to avoid people seeking to destroy your wealth and embrace those that add to it. A matrimonial contract that yields dividends opens with love, knows all the facts and writes them down (some call this a prenuptial agreement), proceeds with caution and then is sealed with a kiss (marriage).

Marry the right person for the right reasons to ensure you are headed for the right place.

Marry for the right reasons and walk into the sunset of marital happiness.
Marry for the right reasons and walk into the sunset of marital happiness. | Source

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Interesting and valuable idea for a hub! Nice job! Congratulations on your first "apprenticeship" hub! I voted up, interesting and useful!

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      Princess Clark 4 years ago from The DMV

      Thank you so much for the vote up! Looking forward to growing forward with you. : )

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      Anahi Pari-di-Monriva 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I second btrbell's opinion: what a valuable idea for a hub! I love the message about marrying for love and the reminder that marriage is a contract. I also voted up, useful and beautiful! Plus, of course, I voted this for the Rising Star award! Good luck, fellow Apprentice!

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      Princess Clark 4 years ago from The DMV

      @everymom Thanks for the vote up as well as the Rising Star love. Enjoying this journey with you.

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      Eword Media Unit 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Well thought out hub, good work livelifeworryfree. Voted up

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      Princess Clark 4 years ago from The DMV

      Thanks for the support and vote up! It means a lot!

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      William Beale 4 years ago from Woodbridge

      I would rather begin a relationship; based on protecting each other first. if Adam would have stay awake, eve wouldn't have wandered away unto the hands of the serpent. And if we would take another look at the movie 'AVATAR", making love would be more about bonding together, through the heirloom. Feel her heart beat,feel her strong leg's, (Okay) he's a horse. Then GOD would be able to do his thing, (Provide for the both of them) but having a strong faith.

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      Princess Clark 4 years ago from The DMV

      Oh William I love the beauty of your words and wisdom of your suggestions. You are right relationships that are protected are preserved and persevere. Thanks for your share and congratulations to the lucky lady who holds your heart.

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      William Beale 4 years ago from Woodbridge

      Did you get a chance to see the movie "Avatar", am seeking that heirloom type of bond. Feel her strong legs, feel her heart beat,

      you can say what you would like for her to do in your mind, but for now just say enjoy the moment.

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      Princess Clark 4 years ago from The DMV

      Yes I saw Avatar. Dreams do come true!

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      William Beale 4 years ago from Woodbridge

      So do saying the wrong words? The woman has a very soft heirloom for bonding, and the man has to insert his projection. And then the movie will begin with soft music, a sweet smell aroma and a passion that would last forever.(we are bonded for life)

      Our situation in this World is that we was brought by God; because he wanted us to become a holy nation(blameless to sin) but people have used every trick in the book to get you to say and do the wrong thing.

      its much better to say let's go bond together, then some of these other words they are using? Profanity is the languages of bad taste, sinful ways, and cutting to the heart. We could learn a lot from the movie Avatar, if we really sit back and listen to the message. But how soon did the movie die off? (Think about it?)

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