I read the other day that 20% of men under the age of 29 would insist on a prenup before tying the knot. Now how many men that 20% makes up, I have no idea... but that's not the point of today's post. The point is prenups in general.
I can understand the point of a prenup. I mean, it's all about protecting your assests. But I don't really see the point in one unless you have enough assets to protect. If I made a million bucks a year? Sure. I'd possibly require a prenup. With what I make now and the assets I have now? No. I just couldn't see it happening.
I guess I see a prenup as a downer. It's almost like saying you expect your marriage to fail, so you are putting stop gaps in place. It also takes the romance out of it a little. "Here honey. Please sign agreeing that you won't take all my sh*t if our marriage goes belly up. Oh, and by the way, if you happen to give me a baby boy in the process, I'll throw in an extra $100,000 for you." I'm just not seeing that as a good precurser to a marriage.
But what do I know? I'm not married. I'm not getting married anytime soon. And like I said, I don't feel I have assets that are in need of that kind of protection. If I win the lottery in the next few years, I might just change my mind. But what do you think about prenups?
A do or don't?