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(Quartz)   Japanese husbands get their wives to raise their allowances, and are still stuck with the same chores   (qz.com) divider line 25
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2013-07-02 05:26:11 PM
Sweet babby jesus.

Japanse men move out of mom's house only to be married to a young version of her. Those poor, poor bastards.
 
2013-07-02 05:27:18 PM
Japanese wife thread?
 
2013-07-02 05:28:19 PM
Those aren't men.
 
2013-07-02 05:29:15 PM
I'll move to Japan and endure being issued an "allowance" if it means an extra $386/month of walking-around money.
 
2013-07-02 05:29:33 PM

super_grass: Japanse men move out of mom's house only to be married to a young version of her. Those poor, poor bastards.


And once babies come the marriages become sexless.

And thus you get hostess clubs.

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It doesn't look that fun, and it can be miserable. But if you have the money to blow, you can pretty much do anything you want.
 
2013-07-02 05:29:42 PM
Herbivore men.
 
2013-07-02 05:30:03 PM

Evil Mackerel: Those aren't men.


they are devo?
 
2013-07-02 05:30:07 PM

Evil Mackerel: Those aren't men.


They are jappos
 
2013-07-02 05:33:09 PM

C6H12O6 Daddy: I'll move to Japan and endure being issued an "allowance" if it means an extra $386/month of walking-around money.


In Tokyo, a beer is about $8-10. All but the cheapest places charge at least $5. Osaka and Nagoya aren't much better.

In other words, at best that $386 can be stretched to about 30 cheap beers and as many small plates of yakitori or edamame. And that's if you slum it.
 
2013-07-02 05:33:15 PM
I had a wife that controlled every cent I made - I got me a new one!
 
2013-07-02 05:33:55 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Evil Mackerel: Those aren't men.

they are devo?


They do appear sufficiently whipped to be devo.
 
2013-07-02 05:36:56 PM
Then stop tucking all your money under your creepy-ass pillows, weirdos.

www.the-two-malcontents.com
 
2013-07-02 05:38:57 PM

BumpInTheNight: Then stop tucking all your money under your creepy-ass pillows, weirdos.

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Are they Asia's answer to bronies?

thedailyoat.com
 
2013-07-02 05:52:55 PM
Fear of this is part of why I dictate the finances in the family. If I made it, I decide how to spend it. Now in fairness she makes the decisions about her income. We both have an allocation of what we are minimally responsible for and other expenses are negotiated. That said, when I want something (typically games/electronics) I get them, and nobody gets a say in the matter. I simply could not fathom living in an environment where I was told how I had to spend or not spend money that I made.
 
2013-07-02 06:03:55 PM
Man I wish I got an allowance. I think the last money I spent in 3 months purely on myself was $10 on the Krieg DLC from Borderlands 2. All the rest goes to family expenses, and what isn't spent goes to my crappy retirement savings. On the plus side I have a job where I get to fark at work part of the day and occasionally tell underlings what to do.

/poor
 
2013-07-02 06:05:51 PM

xaldin: Fear of this is part of why I dictate the finances in the family. If I made it, I decide how to spend it. Now in fairness she makes the decisions about her income. We both have an allocation of what we are minimally responsible for and other expenses are negotiated. That said, when I want something (typically games/electronics) I get them, and nobody gets a say in the matter. I simply could not fathom living in an environment where I was told how I had to spend or not spend money that I made.


Occasionally, I see farkers say something to the effect of "my wife insisted that the only way to have a loving relationship based on trust would be with her name added on to my bank account so she could have access to it."  Thus based on your comment, I would guess this is not the case.  Perhaps your wife did not pressure you into such a situation.  Congratulations I suppose.  Seems as though combining accounts leads to much rancor.
 
2013-07-02 06:13:38 PM

xaldin: Fear of this is part of why I dictate the finances in the family. If I made it, I decide how to spend it. Now in fairness she makes the decisions about her income. We both have an allocation of what we are minimally responsible for and other expenses are negotiated. That said, when I want something (typically games/electronics) I get them, and nobody gets a say in the matter. I simply could not fathom living in an environment where I was told how I had to spend or not spend money that I made.


Trouble comes when one person spends all theirs on booze and gambling and the other person has to pay for all necessary expenses.

"Well, it was your own choice to buy the kids new clothes that actually fit them and a working water heater with your money. My money is just for me. Not my fault you blew yours on groceries and other lame shiat."
 
2013-07-02 06:55:00 PM
th03.deviantart.net
 
2013-07-02 07:11:33 PM
Did they take the article off of that crazy site? I scrolled through a bunch of articles but this one never appeared.
 
2013-07-02 08:22:18 PM
"The okozukai system is part of a broader Japanese financial culture where families often save huge amounts, particularly when times are bad. The result has been an economic disaster..."

Uh, how is it a disaster that families don't fritter away their money until they're in debt and suddenly there's a financial emergency? What kind hack writing is this?
 
2013-07-02 09:14:12 PM

Ronin_S: "The okozukai system is part of a broader Japanese financial culture where families often save huge amounts, particularly when times are bad. The result has been an economic disaster..."

Uh, how is it a disaster that families don't fritter away their money until they're in debt and suddenly there's a financial emergency? What kind hack writing is this?


Don't you follow economic theory?

For a strong economy to happen we need to boost consumer spending as much as possible while stabilizing the economy through higher savings rates.

If you can't grasp it then I'm afraid you have no place in the world of financial punditry.
 
2013-07-02 09:40:13 PM
My sisters could teach the Japanese wives how to stimulate the economy. They have been spending more than there husbands make for years.
 
2013-07-02 09:51:42 PM

super_grass: Ronin_S: "The okozukai system is part of a broader Japanese financial culture where families often save huge amounts, particularly when times are bad. The result has been an economic disaster..."

Uh, how is it a disaster that families don't fritter away their money until they're in debt and suddenly there's a financial emergency? What kind hack writing is this?

Don't you follow economic theory?

For a strong economy to happen we need to boost consumer spending as much as possible while stabilizing the economy through higher savings rates.

If you can't grasp it then I'm afraid you have no place in the world of financial punditry.


To think I spent the better part of my life studying fisheries management and water purification when I could have been learning how to fark my fellow man over with modern economics. So many wasted years...
 
2013-07-02 11:31:39 PM
There must really be a shortage of women or something for those kind of marital conditions to be tolerated.
 
2013-07-03 02:39:25 AM

Ronin_S: "The okozukai system is part of a broader Japanese financial culture where families often save huge amounts, particularly when times are bad. The result has been an economic disaster..."

Uh, how is it a disaster that families don't fritter away their money until they're in debt and suddenly there's a financial emergency? What kind hack writing is this?


Let's pretend a theoretical world where everyone spends twice as much money as they have.  So there's tons of money moving through the system (After all, every dollar you hand to someone magically turns into 2), but eventually everyone is up past their eyeballs in debt and the whole system collapses when everyone defaults because they can't make their payments and the debt becomes worthless.

Now let's pretend a theoretical world where everyone saves 90% of their income.  It's constantly in recession because for every $10 you hand someone you only get back $1 and $9 gets thrown into a deep hole (keeping in mind that they'll spend it eventually 30-40 years down the line, so it's not a terrible thing).  It's a functional 90% income tax.

So on the one hand, too much debt is bad because eventually the whole system collapses under the weight, but too much saving is bad because it sucks the money out of the economy.  It's a delicate balance between the 2.
 
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