Marriage and the sacrament of joint checking

Money

Marriage has the power to make you better or worse as a person, and nothing proves the point as quickly as money.You can become the very worst version of yourself while looking over bank statements with your spouse. (Been there.) Disagreements and rifts build over issues like overspending, hidden habits, unequal responsibilities, and overwhelming debt. No surprise that financial discord is at the root of many divorces. But what if a bank statement could make you the best version of yourself, … [Read more...]

If I were a rich man

Fiddler on the Roof

One of the most memorable numbers in the musical, Fiddler on the Roof, is Tevye's what-if song, "If I Were a Rich Man." There in his ramshackle barn the poor, Jewish dairyman living in czarist Russia daydreams about being wealthy. Most of us probably do it. If I had a million bucks, what would I do? A billion?Some of us feel ashamed if we dream about being wealthy. It's greedy, after all, isn't it? Grasping, crass and base. Such a daydream is probably pretty foolish, to boot. In the … [Read more...]


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