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Jon Birger: It's more expensive to be single, yeah, because you think about how expensive dating is. There isn't quite this pressure on married people to be presentable all the time the same way there is for young singles."We spend more money with credit than with debit and more with debit than with cash," Chatzy says."You need to put yourself on a cash diet, so you see where your money is going." Watching hard-earned dollar bills slip away stings more and makes your money harder to part with.Jon: Just from a practical standpoint for a high-powered career woman, having a spouse with more free time I think makes a lot of sense.You don't have to marry an electrician or a plumber or a fireman. Jon: Exactly, but just open your mind to the possibility and I think that you will find that your dating market will improve.I got a tweet the other day from a woman who told me she met her husband after she unchecked "education" on her online dating site.Jean: As we see more women out-earning their spouses or more women with higher earning power, do you think there will be greater acceptance of the fact that men will, in some cases, be the lower earners and the ones that are more flexible to be home?There was just enough to afford tickets for all of them.Chatzky notes that souvenirs were the responsibility of the kids — she stashed her babysitting money away to pay for keepsakes.Jean: When we look at the world today and the world of dating, how bad is it for women?Jon: Well, it's really bad for college-educated women if they want to marry a college- educated man.