Why do people always assume because your married, there is no need for you to have or depend on the income of both husband & wife ? Yes being married we can probably afford more than the average single person, but we still have to pay for it. Therefore we both have to work. Being a real estate agent. Things are slow. I happened to mention, I may need to get a part time job for supplement income until things pick up. This is what I heard "you don't have to worry your husband works"..."I am single I don't have another income"...OK this is all fine and dandy in your own mind. These days it takes 2 incomes to make the mortgage payment,pay the bills and 2 college tuitions..Where do they think I am getting the money? on the money tree in the back yard? do they realize it's winter here and the Money tree has shed all its $100 bills. I have worked 20+ years of my life, having my own money. It has not stopped because I am married...I enjoy working, I enjoy my own money. I can't believe I have actually had to have this conversation with people and yes I mean more than one person. If I want to buy a new purse, pair of shoes or go away for the weekend I don't want to ask someone for money. This is another reason I work and have my own money So I can do what I want along with paying the bills. If I were single I would still need an income why do people think it is different because I am married?