This sure is quite long for a question and I've exceeded the characters limitation in this. So I'm just gonna turn this into a "myTake question"
I've heard it's more expensive to be single. Also married couple makes more money than single people. But that's the case for working people. Lets say I'm a multiple company owner. As far as I know, it's also harder to start and focusing on expanding your business if you're married with a family. So i'm not talking about being rich because of a high paying job and high position but i'm talking about being the sole proprietor entitled to keep all the profits.
"More expensive to be single" Here are the 3 reasons why they say. This is just one site actually. I didn't bother researching for more reasons why but I just find it fun to respond to this https://thefinancialdiet.com/3-reasons-life-is-more-expensive-when-youre-single/ I could be wrong though or there might be more things I miss. Another thing would be I don't think single/unmarried tax costs more than family expenses.
But I'm just gonna make theoretical responses to that. Keep in mind, I'm not rich. This is a what if scenario.
1. It’s hard to save for the future when it’s so uncertain.
I don't have to save when I already invested on my business which gives me more time income than any working people out there. I don't think marrying and having kids can add more to what I've invested and earned. Maybe when I retire? Well I have more than enough for my retirement savings.
2. Socializing is more expensive when you’re single.
Or.. I can say I'm an introvert who don't have to socialize and mind my own business.
3. I’m more likely to hire someone to help me with things.
But if I'm a rich CEO, I'm also gonna be more likely to end up having more kids, pay for tuitions, health and pay for a nanny/butler full time to help us in our family. Like what I said before, theoretical. Me as a single person can cook and do house chores by my own no problem or I may only hire just one helper to help me vacuum stuff. But since I'm single, I don't need a big house with multiple bed rooms even if I can afford.
Now don't get me wrong
Of course I plan to have kids and family. And again I'm not rich but I know there is still a possibility I can be. Not sure about the marrying part because I don't want the government involving in my life. But that is a what if scenario in a parallel universe where I just remained single and happy and probably richer. I would also have no one to give my money if I'm dead. So what if I'm rich, retired at a young age and chose to be single for life? Would that be selfish?