How about before getting engaged? My girlfriend wants to be engaged with me, but I keep hearing all these people say, "You need to be financially stable before getting married."
Why is that? Is this assuming that your wife is not going to be working? What about the current recession? I have 2 part time jobs and live with my parents. I've tried applying EVERYWHERE and no one is hiring. I have good credentials for what I do, and finished my bachelor's a couple years ago...but it doesn't make a difference. No one is hiring. I'm lucky to have what I got right now as far as work goes.
Isn't engagement and marriage about "finding the right person that you want to spend the rest of your life with"? What if I found that, but I'm just not financially stable yet? My girlfriend works and makes more money than I do, so it's not a matter of my potential wife not working. What is it about marriage that requires financial stability? What's the point of waiting if you already found your future mate?