Guest post by Elizabeth from The Reluctant Landlord
My husband and I met in High School and were married months after I graduated from college. Getting married young and relatively poor at 22 and 23, we quickly learned how to budget.
My husbands job as a Navy Ensign in the pilot program meant that I moved directly from college to South Texas. We got married in 2010, in the middle of the recession. Unfortunately, I was unable to find work, so I entered into a graduate program. Since the program was less than $10,000, our goal was to pay cash for the program after we used the rest of the money we set aside for to pay for college.
This meant things were tight. We brought home less than $44,000 a year. Luckily, my undergraduate degree was in finance. So while painful and VERY tight, I learned very quickly how to budget off of one income.