It is safe to say that I am single AF, hence the title of this blog.
I know right?! Finally, truth in advertising!
joking seriousness aside, it’s good to know that others in my situation are managing to find a faint silver lining to the cloud that is our sad lives…and that lining might be financial.
First, let’s face it. For those of us who are in debt, being single makes getting out of debt even more of a struggle. Couples simply have more money to throw at debt. They can lean on each other for financial security in the event of job loss, etc. Plus sharing a house / apartment and living expenses with an SO or spouse provides a significant step up in quality of life vs. living with rando roommates. Need I go on? There are many, many financial advantages to being in a relationship.
There may also be, however, a few benefits to being single when paying off debt. Gasp! Did I just say that? Well, it depends on how you want to look at things.
This write-up from Student Loan Hero covers some of the ways being single may work to our advantage. Oh, and I’m totally not biased because I’m quoted in the post, heh!
10 Ways Being Single AF Helped These People Pay off $126,000 in Debt (StudentLoanHero.com)
Take a look and tell me what you think. Do you agree or disagree?
Are you single AF? How do you think it affects your finances?
In the meantime, I think I found a relationship status that I like better…
“Debtor’s prison is real, and opportunity cost is a bitch.” (DDSW) (List of all posts)