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Your Take: Pressure Cooker Engagements & Ticking Biological Clocks

Let’s say you’re in your mid-twenties and you’ve been going out with someone for a couple years and you think you know each other pretty well, where you want to go, blah blah. It’s getting to the point where you’re going to have to start talking about engagement, if that’s in the cards, what your plans are, blah blah. It’s also getting to the point where all of your friends and siblings and everyone around you is getting engaged (at least the first wave after college) and perhaps you feel a little left out. I’m painting a pretty broad scenario here and essentially the question comes down to this, what do you do when one person in the couple really wants to get engaged and the other is not in as much of a hurry?

How is this related to personal finance you might so? Well, other than the fact that this is the rest of your life (unless there is a divorce, but that’s not how anyone should approach marriage) and is probably one of the most important personal finance decisions of your life (though this itself isn’t one of those spender marrying saver situations, which would make it more personal finance related).

Fire away and enjoy the weekend! It’s a real humid sizzler in the Baltimore-DC area.