I'll be the old lady.....you need to consider benefits. Which position offers better benefits? You are about to get married, start a family. You'll need good health care, disability, retirement.
If you are doing what you love, it's easier to get by on a limited income. But down the road, when you have a pregnant wife, sick kids and a leaky roof, you start second guessing the decisions made at this point in life.
Hondo Von Dopplet L Bauernhof "Hondo"- GSD
Lilie's Tug McGraw "Tug" - Golden Retriever
Maggie - Mini Dachshund (Rescue)
Lonestar Pivo - Texas Blue Lacy
Ashe - Barn Cat
Katie / APHA