Do You Have Fatal Fiscal Attraction?
|August 4, 2009||Posted by Roshawn Watson under Uncategorized|
Once again, it appears the old adage holds true: opposites attract.
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Are there any covariates that would confound the interpretation of these results? For example, age could be a an important consideration. We don’t know whether the aforementioned relationship holds true for all age groups. Also, does being happy affect this attraction? Suppose you are a happy tightwad or a proud spender. If so, are you more happy with someone who is the same or different? That’s is potentially an important threat to the validity of this study. I would personally be extremely frustrated if I was married to someone who not only didn’t share my goals but consistently worked against them. I would submit to you that this scenario would upset countless others as well. In some cases, avoidance of conflicts with the tightwad leads the spender to even hide their purchases thereby allowing deceit to enter into the relationship. Although this can begin somewhat insidiously, it can potentially serious. Financial infidelity can precipitate divorce. Clearly, it is hard for two to walk together unless they agree (Amos 3:3)
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