Why Singles and Couples Envy Each Other, Financially Speaking

A new study found that each group thinks the other has it better when it comes to level of financial strain, household expenses, and taxes.

What's the Latest Development?


A study of over 2,100 adults by the couponing site CouponCabin reveals that for both single and married consumers, the grass is believed to be greener on the other side. Forty percent of single adults and 35 percent of married adults said they were under more financial strain than their counterparts. A majority of married participants believed they had larger financial expenses, while more than half of the single participants said they had it worse when it came to federal income taxes. 

What's the Big Idea?

Both groups believed they were able to save more money for the future: singles because of fewer financial responsibilities, couples because of combined earning power. In addition, 17 percent of singles said they spend more money on gifts for married friends than they receive, and 29 percent said that they feel pressure to spend on dinners, drinks, and other items associated with the "single life." Ultimately, says CouponCabin adviser Jackie Warrick, relationship status doesn't matter: "Focus your energy on how to better your financial situation rather than lamenting [others'] fortune."

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

Read it at Business News Daily

Related Articles

How schizophrenia is linked to common personality type

Both schizophrenics and people with a common personality type share similar brain patterns.

(shutterstock)
Mind & Brain
  • A new study shows that people with a common personality type share brain activity with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.
  • The study gives insight into how the brain activity associated with mental illnesses relates to brain activity in healthy individuals.
  • This finding not only improves our understanding of how the brain works but may one day be applied to treatments.
Keep reading Show less

Human skeletal stem cells isolated in breakthrough discovery

It's a development that could one day lead to much better treatments for osteoporosis, joint damage, and bone fractures.

Image: Nissim Benvenisty
Surprising Science
  • Scientists have isolated skeletal stem cells in adult and fetal bones for the first time.
  • These cells could one day help treat damaged bone and cartilage.
  • The team was able to grow skeletal stem cells from cells found within liposuctioned fat.
Keep reading Show less

How exercise helps your gut bacteria

Gut bacteria play an important role in how you feel and think and how well your body fights off disease. New research shows that exercise can give your gut bacteria a boost.

National Institutes of Health
Surprising Science
  • Two studies from the University of Illinois show that gut bacteria can be changed by exercise alone.
  • Our understanding of how gut bacteria impacts our overall health is an emerging field, and this research sheds light on the many different ways exercise affects your body.
  • Exercising to improve your gut bacteria will prevent diseases and encourage brain health.
Keep reading Show less