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Stephanie’s Poll: How Much Should A Man Earn Before Getting Married?

Some days back, while minding my business on social media, I came across this debate about the amount of money a man should earn before getting married.

The debate was quite heated and interesting.

Now, let’s properly analyze this. Here, I am referring to a man who is ready to settle down with a wife and have a family. This is considering the fact that the man would take up most of the financial responsibilities of the home and probably some from the extended family.

Can we really put a figure to this income? Let’s try.

A. Exactly or Below N50,000 Monthly

B. Between N50,000 to N100,000 Monthly

C. Way more than N100,000…. In fact, millions!

D. It really doesn’t matter

What is your choice? And why?

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    samuel nnaelue
    April 7, 2015 at 12:18 am

    I think any amount is good as far as the man is old enough to accepts a man he has became

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    Michael Ahenkorah Osei
    April 7, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Nothing much, maybe something reasonable to take into marriage life proper, not boy girl friend sort of sum. Perhaps the major factor to consider here is ‘The Couples Maturity ‘

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    oly
    April 7, 2015 at 5:41 am

    It doesn’t really matter how much u make.ok!what if you don’t earn money and you are going up to 60 ?does it mean you won’t get married? Well some men’s life are blessed after they got married.so to me I believe everything in life have a starting point,if you don’t make a lot of money and you have someone who loves you for you start from somewhere get married to her and trust me your money is on its way.this is my opinion

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      precious
      April 7, 2015 at 7:59 am

      Am equally having dis problem with my guy. He wants to marry me but his salary is not good enough for him. He believes is when he earn millions dat he can settle down. But I told him dats not correct.

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    makksi
    April 7, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Seeing all this grammar about how it doesn’t matter is funny, no sane person will walk into poverty with their eyes open. I say in the present day Nigeria, if his salary and yours are not up to 80-100k per month please wait till you’re ‘financially ready’ to marry each other! (Except you’re not planning on having kids till your salaries upgrade) marriage ain’t all about love o,love can’t pay house rent or buy diapers or food. In all your getting, get wisdom.

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    chris
    April 7, 2015 at 7:45 am

    It doesn’t count because there are doors that only marriage can open. As much as u both are in love, take the gaint step.

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    TEMA BOY
    April 7, 2015 at 8:45 am

    THERE IS NO SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF MONEY A MAN SHOULD EARN BEFORE GETTING MARRIED….. EVERYTHING DEPEND ON THE COUPLES. MOSTLY EVERYTHING DEPEND ON THE LADY. SOME LADY CAN’T MANAGE 200,000 ACCOUNTABLY WHILE SOME CAN MANAGE 20,000 AND GIVE A SOLID ACCOUNT OF THEIR EXPENSES.

    MARRIAGE DON’T HAVE MANUAL …. ONLY THAT WE LEARN FROM MISTAKE OF OTHERS WHO ARE IN IT.

    http://www.temaboy.blogspot.com/?=1

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    Emmy
    April 7, 2015 at 9:48 am

    In my own opinion, it doesnt have to be hundreds of thousands or millions before taking d bold step. just have a reasonable and regular income, just like in ur option B, and i wont subscribe to a full time house wife

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    Forbesih
    April 7, 2015 at 10:04 am

    money isn’t a problem. the problem is how responsible and commited you are to your family.

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    Adebanjids
    April 7, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Precious like seriously ladies like you are rarely rare…to the feminist N.B (am not badmouthing ladies) but that is the truth.

    We guys nowadays, are alwayz scared when it comes to marriage all because we havent make enough cash n d y is according to a quote dat states ‘a wise man is that which has made more than is wife can spend’ Precious that is the basis for everyman’s fear

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    BEAK
    April 7, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Minimum of 50,000 is ok for a man to finance his marriage for little period of time and try to increase at interval as time goes on. Understanding, communication and money sustain marriage.

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    Oluwadamilare
    April 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Honestly, this is what I am going through right now, pls tell me more…

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    Rachel Owusu Agyeiwaa
    April 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    It all depends on de two yet to be married. Having a bright future depends on what you put up today. One may not be rich but may have some good qualities which may help generate income n hardworking on the side of each partner is also a tool.

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    Kristian Josephs
    April 7, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Honestly, only the Lady who makes the decision to live FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE with a man can give an answer for that. Some ladies believe they weren’t born to suffer (I wonder what makes them think so), some believe their marriages ought to be a Jay-Z — Beyonce landmark or even our very own Steph — Linus similitude of a marriage. But then, what is important is that if the man is ready to be married, where: 1. He’s of age i.e. wise enough to run a home; 2. He is capable of protecting his wife; 3. He is WORKING; 4. He can cultivate her i.e. teach and sharpen his wife to be a better person; 5. Bold enough to make prudent decisions as head of the home; then whether he is earning billions or thousands really doesn’t matter. If he can provide for your primary needs satisfactorily, you don’t have a problem. Money is good but too much of money comes with problems, problems that even the money can’t solve. Contentment is a virtue that surely pays; it only takes time, and if time doesn’t tell, then eternity will. If the assurance of the money you can see brings you into the marriage, then what happens when the money goes? You divorce and get someone else? At the end of the day, only the couples can spell such commitments.

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      nike
      April 13, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      God bless u for dis comment

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      Stella Bee
      April 21, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      Love this…ur on point

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    BelieveAll
    April 7, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    there is wisdom in these comments here. Very useful to me in particular

    http://www.believeall.com

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    ibrahim
    April 8, 2015 at 8:36 am

    understanding is the main point.

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    Ogbonna Gloria
    April 8, 2015 at 9:11 am

    really money is not all the problem but still d money is much needed so if a man is earning 50k and want to get married he can because he is determined to do so and wit time he can cover up. so no amount is too small as long as the wife to be knw and understand.

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    LadySou..
    April 8, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Precious is real, as far as Both salaries can take care of the needs of the family. It is fine, starting with little, and then grow big.
    Sorry, my english is not fluent.

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    lesley
    April 11, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Well,women of this days want a comfortable and conduceive life,if you’re a man and you know what it’s take to run a family you have to give her comfort firstly even though you are not earning much..but allow her mind to be at rest atleast you can start with a selfcontain apartments dat she doesn’t share anything with neighbours then little bye little you guys can plan against the future;cos if there is no comfort at first,misunderstand will include

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    April 11, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    No specific amount.
    The problem is how responsible u r with the one u have and will have n how supportive your better half is.

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    nike
    April 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    It does not really matter.all they nid to do is join hands together to mk it better.dt is wt some guys r taking wrong.u dnt hv to earn millions bfor u get married

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    Jimmy
    April 13, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Really finance is a major consideration if at all anyone should think of marrying. However, there isn’t a rule that determines how much it should be. I say if you earn as much as can take care of you, your wife and a child, you’re good to go. As long as you’re consistently working on increasing your income, there’ll surely be an improvement with time.

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    Evelyn
    April 13, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    my man makes #50,000 yet he couldn’t save a dine in 8 months. I make far far lesser than him yet am proud to say that I save because we got jobs almost same month. now tell me how do we take the bold step? no I think one need big money until you do the white wedding then after that you can manage life IF you love him/her

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