Posts Tagged ‘stressor’

Money & Relationships

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The other night I asked my seventeen year old son who he would choose–a woman he loved who had no money or a woman he cared about who had a lot  of money.

He told me he needed more information. I asked him what information he needed but he said he wasn’t sure…

I guess even in terms of the heart it is possible that financial rewards weigh in pretty mightily. Maybe it’s because money or rather the lack of it makes life so much harder to live. Money is the primary means of exchange for goods and services. It’s a whole lot easier to say that money isn’t important when you’ve got lots of it. If you don’t have money the lack of it quickly becomes a primary life stressor because whether we like it or not, it continues to be a means for survival in our society.

I personally prescribe to the notion that money isn’t everything but I can’t deny its importance because if I did it would allow me to rationalize costly spending errors that create debt and too many of those would cause me to dig myself into a deep hole.

Another question: Would I rather choose to become involved with a person who had heavy debt or a person who had minimal debt? Does the heart look more kindly on those who have shown prudent financial judgment? Where do you stand? (more…)