This article is especially crafted for all of you lovers out there.
And by Lovers, I mean those who belong to any of the following relationships:
I’m not sure what other kinds of setup else are out there. But I guess you already get the point.
(Don’t worry. You’ve got an open-minded mutual fund advisor here.)
Regardless, this article is for you and I’ve got one quick question: Do you openly discuss the subject of money in your relationship?
If you do, how is your reaction? How about your partner’s reaction?
If you’re like most normal people, you would agree that this Love-Money Topic conjures up mixed emotions for both parties.
I’m not going to discuss here about Financial Compatibility between lovers. To be honest, I personally have a lot of work-to-do in that department.
So, let’s leave it out the door for now, especially in this Valentine’s Season.
Rather, let’s explore how famous personalities approach the subject of money and love. Believe me, it’s gonna be fun!
Here are some of my favorites.
1. James Holt McGavran On Marriage:
“There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage.”
Hahahah! Someone has just discovered how to slow down the speed of light.
But when it comes to tranferring large amount of funds, this piece of paper is unbeatable.
No wonder, the rich is always wondering: “Is it me or my money ?”
2. Robin William On Divorce:
“Ah, yes, divorce… from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.”
This etymology of the word divorce seems to be the most perfect of them all.
But seriously, are you in favor divorce? Is it true that the Philippines is the only democratic country in this planet where divorce is not allowed?
3. Rose Kennedy On Marriage and Money:
“I married for love and got a little money along with it.”
Luckily for some, not everything that starts with love ends with hate. If you could be lucky in love, by all means, find a way to do whatever it takes.
After all, living happily ever after is not just in fair tales.
4. Ralph W. Sockman On Love and Debt
“A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves.”
Short and sweet, Ralph reminds us that love comes with a commitment.
Now call on your partner and let each one of you get a pen and paper. Write the phrase below underline the correct word in parenthesis:
Till ( death / debt ) do us part!
5. Oscar Wilde On Being In Love
“One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.”
Oscar here is just telling you that you have a choice in life or in love.
Love or Money? Pick one.
But remember these lines from The Desiderata:
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!