This 35-year-old man is a software engineer who regards himself as “relatively wealthy.” He also has a 34-year-old wife who currently stays home in order to take care of their two children– a choice she reportedly made.
Now, he claims that he has been trying to be financially responsible. His two main goals are to save up enough money for his and his wife’s retirement fund, as well as their children’s college education.
Recently, though, his wife has started to get into a few different medical television shows. So now, she has reportedly changed her mind about being a stay-at-home mom and has become obsessed with the idea of being a doctor.
Moreover, his wife has decided to apply to a bunch of different medical schools and has been trying to convince him to pay for the application fees.
But, to be quite honest, he thinks this is a stupid decision. First of all, he pointed out how his wife has been out of her communications degree for eleven years now. Plus, he revealed that she has not even taken the MCAT and is refusing to do so first.
“Because she thinks that studying for it will slow down her timeline,” he said.
His wife is also adamant about applying to numerous schools– at least 50, to be exact– in order to maximize her chances of getting accepted.
Altogether, though, 50 applications would exceed $1,000– which is a huge chunk of change to invest.
So, even though he and his wife reportedly agreed in the past that they could occasionally buy necessities and other things they want without joint approval if the price is under $1,000, his wife’s medical school applications are not under that threshold. This means that she needs his approval to move forward, and he really just does not approve at all.