Want to improve your financial net worth? Get married

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  • Swiss Price, Utah
    March 4, 2013 4:17 p.m.

    Now that the marriage penalty is back. Let them get married and pay it like the rest of us.
    Be careful what you ask for you may get it seems to apply;)

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 4, 2013 2:46 p.m.

    "When Freed "woke up" at age 37 and tied the knot, everything changed in his life. He and his wife paid off student loan debts"

    It really depends on the individual, statistics are pretty good at saying what the average is doing but it would be faulty to apply the average to everyone in that category. For instance, I paid my last student loan off today as a single 25 year old graduate student.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 4, 2013 2:47 p.m.

    Technically that never married person with 166k has more than that married couple with 288k in the graphic if we consider that it's 166k/person vs 144k/person.

  • Itsme2 SLC, UT
    March 4, 2013 1:45 p.m.

    Please stop pushing the gay agenda, isrred. This article has nothing to do with homosexuality.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    March 4, 2013 1:42 p.m.


    So do all the negative things that might happen in marriage between 1 man and 1 woman mean that we should let anyone marry anyone? I'm not sure of your logic...

    If everyone were gay, would we have no axe murderers getting married? Would all marriages be stable?

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    March 4, 2013 1:24 p.m.

    I think that the comments on being gay and not being able to get married are interesting. While it is true that in Utah a gay person cannot marry a person of the same gender, they could, if they so desired, get married to a person of the opposite gender. Not being willing to marry is different from being barred from marriage. I understand that being gay is not something one just up and chooses to do; however, selecting who to marry is indeed a choice. And it is a choice that is bound by certain laws. That is how it works in a democracy. People vote and the voice of the majority rules. And yes, at times, a law may not cater to what you desire or your views. But being subject to a sovereign is such. @FatherOfFour, note that the people who oppose gay marriage also would usually oppose all those other "marriages" (axe murderer, Vegas babes,....) that you mention.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    March 4, 2013 1:12 p.m.

    While the author cites the case of Mr. Freed being wild with his spending as a single, he overly assumes that married people are much more spendthrift. Obviously not true. I am single and I consider my parsimonious uses of money to actually be something that inhibits the ease of my getting married. Most women need more that I want to pay for them to have.

    March 4, 2013 1:07 p.m.

    Want to lose everything you own, get divorced!

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    March 4, 2013 12:59 p.m.

    ...to someone with greater net worth than yours!!

  • isrred South Jordan, UT
    March 4, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    "Want to improve your financial net worth? Get married"

    Please stop passing laws telling me that I can't, so that I can.

    March 4, 2013 12:41 p.m.

    "Want to improve your financial net worth? Get married"

    Unless you're gay. Then the government in this state doesn't allow it. You can still go to Las Vegas, marry a nice girl at a drive thru wedding chapel, cheat on her 90 times over the next three months, get divorced, get married again, and do the same thing over and over. You can marry a convicted felon. You can marry an axe murderer. You can get divorced 257 times and have 468 affairs and no one will care at all. But we can't have gay marriage because that just wouldn't be right.