Dating me for money
It never even occurred to me to worry about such things (I’ve never discussed credit ratings with a partner), but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have paid it attention when it seemed like things were getting serious.
A recent study seems to indicate that we are stuck in a time warp when it comes to gender and money — we can’t get past the idea that a husband should make more money than his wife, and that is impacting whom we marry, how much a wife works, and even if a couple stays married.
Personally, I almost always know where my phone is, but I can’t say the same for my checkbook. There are several mobile peer-to-peer apps out there already and banks are also getting into the game.
The use of these services is a growing trend—I just read an article that estimates there will be more than 0 billion in peer-to-peer payments in the U. If you use a peer-to-peer payment system, here are some tips to keep in mind.
A few years ago, the book — boys get the same message, and even in this presumably enlightened age, I just can’t see a parent encouraging a son to “marry up.” Earlier this summer, a study (OK, funded by a credit report agency so I take it with a grain of salt) indicated financial responsibility and financial compatibility was more important or just as important as career ambition, physical attraction and sex and intimacy, especially for women.That’s why the pro-marriage people have it all wrong when they say marriage will get low-income women out of poverty.While studies have shown that low-income women value marriage and have more traditional views about marriage and divorce than others, they don’t want to get hitched to a man who is going to drag them down.I still don’t equate it to whether I am happy or not (and never will), although I acknowledge money certainly makes things easier.I never made a lot of money in my career — newspaper journalism — but that didn’t stop men from dating me, or two men from marrying me.