Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Rule #309: Wedding rings

OK dudes. I need you to relax and not freak out when I divulge this information. I just researched how much people pay for wedding rings. Actually,  I guess I should say, how much "MEN" pay for engagement rings. We'll assume you make $100,000.00 a year. We'll use this pay scale so it's easy to adjust the math to your personal situation. Are you ready... ?

That's right dude! 16K!

Don't look in her eyes

If you're not shocked by this, you either have too much money or you've been had by whatever dark female force is at work here. Perhaps some evil female overlord is compelling all the women of the world to collect as many diamonds as possible as she needs them to power her world domination machine. 
Maybe we just discovered what Oprah is really up to! Think about it, the name itself doesn't even sound human........ OPRAH. Definitely a name suitable for a dark overlord!  
You've been warned.
And worse still, is the fact that dudes actually go in debt to aquire this miracle of modern technology!

I submit that LOVE should be enough!

Let's look at some of the things you could do with that 16 large, shall we:

  • Start your own business
  • Pay for a nice honeymoon & yearly vacations for the next 10 years
  • Hire someone to clear your snow for about 30 years
  • Feed 16,000 starving children for a day
  • Hire me... to do... pretty much... ANYTHING
  • Pay OFF debt instead of going INTO debt
  • Taking compound interest into account, $16,000 invested at 5.0% annually for 30 years yields:

These are just a few examples of the the things that can be done to better the world instead of buying a piece of steel and a rock. That's right, a ROCK! A diamond is a rock. It came out of the ground. Who decided these rocks should be expensive anyway? 

In the new world, the standard outlay for an engagement ring will be set at $100.00.



  1. DeBeers decided a long time ago that men needed to spend all of this money on a rock and women ate it up!! Same with "white" gold. Not a fan of something that looks like sterling silver but costs 25 times as much!!


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