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"I don't have the spouse, supportive or other. Guess I better just accept the poor life!"

Huh?

A working spouse can contribute an equal share to savings - or - a working/non working spouse can help the couple spend every penny they make, plus more - a life of high consumption and no savings...... but a single person can do either......

A working spouse who would like to be a diligent saver could have a spendthrift partner, who keeps the family net worth at zero or below!

A couple divorcing can split the assets....meaning each gets half, but each cannot live as well on half as the couple could on all......... so, with a divorce rate of 50%, I would say you have a 50% chance of winding up poorer if married.... then again, if the spouse contributed equally and half, you can look at it as if they are taking their half, you yours....who knows?


I really don't see any correlation about being or staying poor if you don't have a spouse...it can work either way!.

Then again, a spouse, who did not work and accumulate assets, will, if that spouse outlives the other, inherit all the family wealth.....

If you are single, you aren't going to inherit anything from anyone (other than your parents) likely...

No guarantees.....one way or the other.....

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