Why Financial Fitness Isn’t Just About Getting Married
(Black Enterprise) — A recent Atlanta Post article, Six Reasons He Won’t Marry You … Financially, on love and money provoked lots of comments from offended readers and sparked debate among the Black Enterprise editors about the importance of financial compatibility in a relationship. The premise of the article is relevant and engaging: Yes, finances play a major role in a couple’s compatibility and relationship success, especially when it comes to marriage. But, in error, the author leads one to believe that someone–particularly women–should be financially fit just so a man will want to marry them, and that the burden of proving financial “fine-ness” lies solely on the woman.
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