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  •  Talking about money is far from taboo (2+ / 0-)
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    sarahnity, Panda

    these days.  People talk about it all the time.  Watch TV shows about money.  They are obsessed about money.  They invest it with magical powers to make them superior, sexy, and beautiful.    

    "Dulled conscience, irresponsibility, and ruthless self-interest already reappear. Such symptoms of prosperity may become portents of disaster!" FDR - 1937

    by Marie on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 01:14:54 PM PDT

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    •  They talk about it in the abstract (2+ / 0-)
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      Panda, 1864 House

      but how many people do you know will tell you their annual salary?  I bet you know a lot more details about your coworker's romantic lives than about their finances.

      •  My dabbling in personal financial (2+ / 0-)
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        sarahnity, Panda

        consulting has led me conclude that the more they tell, the weirder they get.  And income level has nothing to do with how emotionally screwed up over money many are.

        "Dulled conscience, irresponsibility, and ruthless self-interest already reappear. Such symptoms of prosperity may become portents of disaster!" FDR - 1937

        by Marie on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 01:46:04 PM PDT

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