CN Digital Studioby Gena Kaufman, Glamour
I think this line from The Atlantic pretty much sums it up: "Over a lifetime, unmarried women can pay as much as a million dollars more than their married counterparts for healthcare, taxes, and more." (emphasis mine) But don't worry, I'll cover some of their specifics too.
Authors Lisa Arnold and Christina Campbell, two self-proclaimed "straight women with no desire to get married", realized that even though they don't care that much about marriage, the government and corporations do. So, they decided to bust out their math skills and calculate the lifetime cost of being single in America, comparing four hypothetical Virginia women: two single women and two married women, one of each at the salaries of $40,000 and $80,000. (The married women's husbands were given salaries of $51,000 and $103,000, accounting for the $1.00 a man makes to a woman's 78 cents.) (Barf.)
A few startling figures:
1) Income taxes: The singleRead More »from Being Single Costs HOW Much?