Re: Thread Suggestion Thread This is us. When I was 25 I got access to my trust fund and it's the kind of thing that's not at an empire building level, but if I'm not a moron about spending I can never work again and continue to grow my wealth. I worked (and lived on the nonprofit salary alone) from 22-26. Got my MBA on grandma's dime (she voluntarily and with great pleasure paid for all education from high school up for all her grandkids) from 26-28. Have not worked since and I'm 31. I had planned to go back into the nonprofit sector after business school, but got really discouraged that I was basically being interviewed for the same job I had pre-MBA. My husband, who came from nothing and now makes a great salary, was actually the one who suggested I bag the job search altogether. That has in turn freed up my time to commit to volunteer work I love, and now I'm actually working on starting my own business. None of this would have happened if I had stuck with my traditional career. He has no problem with it. In fact, he thinks is pretty great. He always says that he doesn't care if I'm tchnically working as long as I'm happy and feel fulfilled. Plus, he hasn't had to do laundry or run errands for himself in 3 years, and usually gets picked up from work. I think he's able to rationalize it because major purchases (house, car) happen because of my money but because I'm pretty conservative about how much money I withdraw from my trust, he's the one who pays for our lifestyle. We have very similar lifestyle and spending priorities, so we just have discussions, not arguments, about money. We actual started out with yours/mine/ours accounts, but have now consolidated because its just easier and quite frankly with him managing everything I spend less on ridiculous shit like an order a month of things on sale at J. Crew that I don't really need.