A Compact Conversation With My Mom

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  1. Newlyfrugal says:

    Kayla, I totally agree about the diamond engagement ring. My fiance and I met when we were both in law school. After graduation and a few years of practice, he proposed to me and I picked out a ring that retailed for $25,000 in a high end jewelry store. Later, I decided that I didn’t want to wear a clunky ring, pay insurance for it and get it cleaned regularly.

    So I said to him, “can you give me the check instead and put ‘engagement ring’ in the memo?” He did, I invested the money in mutual funds and now it is worth triple the value. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I am a practical woman and never cared for big weddings. I know that some women like being the center of attention on their “big day” but I get that attention everytime I walk into a courtroom and argue a case. As two established attoneys, we can afford a very expensive wedding, but we just don’t see the point in wasting all that money.

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