I understand that not everyone can be all upbeat and psyched about money and saving, especially when you don't get paid alot.
Also money isn't everything, but as you read here, being prepared for the future can help you live comfortably, so that's where I'm going with this.
I know you can't change people... so do you think if someone like myself who (essential looks in every area of my life to save, start investing and being smart about money as much as possible) cares so much about where my money goes, will be happy with my girlfriend in the future? I mean, everything between us is cool, fun, etc, but when it comes to money I don't want this to turn me off her. She says she doesn't want to save for retirement because we could all die in a second, therefore a waste of time and money to save if the worst should come around. I don't really agree with this. I mean, chances are most of us will make it to retirement, unfortunately some don't.
How do you think I should handle the situation? We're both young, I'm 19 and shes 23, we're both planning on becoming nurses in the future. I can't help but think in the back of my mind when her income goes from 15k a year to 60-70k a year, her opinions and attitudes to money will change. She lives without spending too much on herself, but doesn't seem to want to work as much as full time (but she will when shes a nurse). We have no kids, we haven't moved from home yet, so those factors do have an advantage for us.
Should I talk to her about how I feel towards this again? Should I let it bother me? I mean if it's going to go anywhere, this is one of the biggest topics to deal with and get straightened out. I just don't want to see her living poor and having me support her when I'm older (just because she wouldn't save). You know where I'm going? So I'm into her, I want to remain to be into her, but I don't want something so simple as saving to get in the way of what could be.
Grow out of it, or get out of it? Or just accept it?