Marrying For Money: Gold Digger or Financial Planner?

 

When you think of the ideal marriage what do you think of? Of course spending your life with the man of your dreams is first, but think further down the line than that? Ideally, after the fairy tale wedding you want to be financially stable right? Believe it or not, a large percentage of women marry for money. Whether they marry entirely for money, or whether money plays a huge factor in if you stay together, the fact still remains: Money is the motive! If no one married for money pre-nup agreements wouldn't exist. It's a fact that money is one of the leading causes of divorce and is likely to play just as large of a role in engagement.

 

So how do we tell the difference between a Gold Digger and a woman who is looking out for her Financial Well-Being? Well allow me to break it down.

 

Why Did I Get Married: Was it the money first or was it the love? If the money attracted you and you possibly found love later on, you're a Gold Digger. There's nothing wrong with the profession (because it IS a job) but be realistic with yourself. You don't have to answer to anyone else's speculation of you, just know who you are, and that's the digger of the gold variety.

 

If he went broke, would you stay: When I say broke, I mean to the point where you're one mortgage payment away from renting a refrigerator box under a bridge. No one wants to live this way. We all have dreams of white picket fences, but if the day should come that your husband's money had gone dry, do you think you could weather the storm? If the answer is yes (or even "for a little while") you are more of a Financial Planner than a true Gold Digger. Gold Diggers are business women. Think of them as an endorsement deal. As long as you promise to hold up your end of the bargain (the money) they'll promise to stick around. The first sign of commas disappearing in your account and you can say bye-bye to your trophy wife!

 

Do you name drop: A true Gold Digger is very proud of her catch and will name drop at every chance she can get. Any time she addresses her spouse by first and last name, you may be dealing with a Gold Digger. The financial planner type is less likely to let people know who she is married to and enjoys being out of the spotlight when she can. 

 

Would you sign a pre-nup: If you say yes, then you are either confident in your relationship, or very confident in your money. A financial planner does not mind protecting her OWN money as long as she knows she'll be financially secure. A Gold Digger on the other hand will run for the hills before you can say the PRE in prenuptial! 

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Comment by JustMe on December 27, 2010 at 10:00am
Sigh...
Comment by CCD is Workin on a baller 4 she on December 27, 2010 at 2:24pm
*chuckling* I got a gold digger or two in the family. I have gold digger-esque tendencies. lol
Comment by Eleven8 on December 27, 2010 at 2:42pm
on twitter @futuremrsbosh would be a GOLD DIGGER....just reading her tweets oooooozes Gold Digger tendencies lol
Comment by Empowered Woman aka $picey on December 27, 2010 at 3:21pm

@Eleven8, I don't blame her, he practically opened 'his vault for her'. They have their 'arrangement'.

 

Comment by University of Smitty on December 28, 2010 at 10:18am
I guess I'm a Financial Planner
Comment by HoodEstate.com on December 28, 2010 at 1:43pm
These Gold digging whores are the worst. If you Slut Buckets want to make some real money and stop depending on a man to take care of you come to HoodEstate
Comment by Eleven8 on December 28, 2010 at 1:53pm

Hi Hood Estate, thanks for clicking the link and reading the post. Better yet, thank you for joining baller alert where even MALE groupies are welcome :)

 

But next time you want to call someone a slut bucket keep one thing in mind, everybody on this page is making their OWN money and not depending on ANYONE...

 

Have a marvelous day biiiiiitch :)

Comment by nycchickadee on December 28, 2010 at 1:53pm
Hoodestate you are ugly and your site is trash. I know you are not making a penny off that s***.
Comment by l8dy-c on December 28, 2010 at 1:54pm
i knoiw alot of women from the ages of early 20's to late 50's who still deny or play the roll when it comes to being a gold diggers.its nothing to be ashamed about. its just the same ol story with them......blah blah blah.
Comment by Empowered Woman aka $picey on December 28, 2010 at 2:57pm

Hoodestate, I'll ASS U ME you're a Man.  You joined the site on Feb 21st of this year, you've had almost a year to interact and READ to know there are no Slut Buckets on here, most of us support ourselves
and not all of us are chasing dirty d*** athletes. 

If anyone chooses to seek out these men, I don't blame them because they are not interested in the 'hood lifestyle' you're trying to peddle.   As a black man you should be EXTREMELY ASHAMED TO BE
EMBRACING THE WORD 'HOOD'.

 

SN: @Eleven8, this is a good article. As women we have to be in charge of the 'household finances'. Some men will put us in the poor house if we don't watch their a$$e$.  I'm a financial planner.

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