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“Love doesn’t put food on the table.”

Turning 35 this year, I’m appreciating that advice much more. The advice that’s often given to those who intend to get married.

Love doesn’t put food on the table. Prayers and supplications do not put food on the table. “Reliance” on God to provide doesn’t put food on the table.

Effort does.

Being a financial planner for a little more than 10 years, I’ve met various couples and seen the different efforts to put food on the table: to provide for the family, for a better living.

The OTs, the part-time jobs, the delivery job, the side-hustle, the home business.

I used to see couples arguing, even in front of me, that I felt like I’ve to be a counsellor.

Yes, finances can be a delicate topic that can lead to arguments: “I’m paying for this”, “you’re paying for that”, “I’m contributing more to this family financially, you don’t talk..” 😅😢

And over the years, I’ve seen couples not only tide over the years together; some actually sail through almost smoothly.

What worked? Effective delegation of responsibilities and mutual respect and understanding.

To my clients, as much as I’ve been of service to you, I’ve learnt a lot from you. Thank you. 🥰

Image for illustration only.

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