I was married for 12 years, and my ex could never understand that it’s better to earn interest on something, and then pay taxes on the interest, than to never have earned interest at all.
SERIOUSLY… She never wanted our money to earn interest! “You’re killing me with all this interest we are earning! I have to pay taxes on it!”
How bad was it, you ask? I earned 30k US Dollars in interest/earnings one year via great/lucky investments, and it cost me between 6-8k in taxes, and all she knew was that she lost “…10-thousand dollars…!!!” By her math, she rounded up anything bad. Even using her dramatic effect rounding, I made us an extra 20k dollars, but she never understood this!! – NEVER!
I feel better doing this.
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**I was married/in relationship for _________ years, and my ex could never understand that ________!