SINGAPORE: A man who earned about S$300,000 annually said he became upset after talking about salary with his wife.
In an anonymous post to popular confessions page SGWhispers, the man asked other netizens for advice as he was lost. He said that his wife comes from a comfortable family. “We were having a conversation one day and she made it sound like I’m poor and don’t earn enough. I got upset. Then she got upset. I ended up apologising to her because I didn’t want her to be upset”, the man wrote.
A few weeks later, when he asked her why she got upset, she said that it was because he seemed to get upset at her first.
“I’m lost. Is this how it is? Anyone else experienced the same? How would you have approached the situation differently?” the man asked.
Here’s what netizens who commented on the post said:
Last month, a Reddit user appeared concerned about what constitutes a “high” salary in Singapore, asking if the pay of $100,000 is “reallly such a life-changing figure?”
“Have heard so many people saying as though earning 6 figures is a huge achievement and the magical break in their career,” wrote u/LiveLaughLovesg on Tuesday (June 13) on r/askSingapore, adding that he himself doesn’t earn this amount.
After all, there is no definition of what a high, and what a “high salary” is, as this is subjective and depends on each individual’s perspective.
However, a high-net-worth individual (HNWI) has investable assets over $1 million, and an ultra-high-net-worth individual (UHNWI) has investable assets over $30 million.