Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Aloysa, founder of the personal finance website My Broken Coin about how her mother came to America by becoming a mail order bride. She talks about the decision to find an overseas husband, what the search process was like, the risks involved and how the decision turned out. Aloysa also talks about how she came to America and how the transition from the former Soviet Union affected her spending habits.
My Mother Was a Mail Order Bride: S07E05 / 187
Table of contents
[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:38] Interview with Aloysa
— [00:51] Life in Lithuania
— [02:17] Becoming a mail order bride
— [04:02] Risky business
— [05:06] The costs involved
— [06:59] The types of people who solicit mail order brides
— [09:33] The dating process
— [10:33] What could happen if a marriage doesn’t work
— [11:32] Achieving American citizenship
— [13:02] Aloysa’s mom finds her husband
— [15:58] The husband’s first visit to Lithuania
— [18:50] Their current marital status
— [19:10] Aloysa comes to America
— [20:07] Personal finances: going from communism to capitalism
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Updated April 13, 2016 and originally published May 20, 2012.