Money = scary
Submitted by Faith on September 24, 2008 - 08:51
There's a rather horrifying article/interview here about Lynn Johnston which touches briefly on the financial ramifications of her divorce (it alleges her ex-husband made off with a chunk of her money after leaving her), something I found ... well, horrifying. I think it illustrates very well the importance, especially if you're a woman, of being financially responsible for yourself, and having/making your own money, perhaps separate from your partner. It seems kind of awful to say that, because I've seen a great many wonderful, happily together couples, but the reality is, you just don't know what's going to happen thirty years down the road. Your partner could die, become mentally incapacitated, or suddenly have a mid-life crisis and take off with someone else (obviously, it happens, as the article says). You just don't know how things are going to be years and years later, and if you're depending on your partner to do all the finances ... well, imagine if they suddenly weren't there. You'd be in a lot of trouble. I'd recommend Money, A Memoir for some good insight into women's money issues, which emphasizes (kindly, without malice or sexism) the importance of being financially responsible for yourself.
30 Rock said it best:
Liz: Rosemary says women become obsolete in this business when there's no one left that wants to see them naked.
Jack: You make enough money you can pay people to look at you naked.
(Man! I have to wait til October 30 for the new season? ARG!)
Anyway, I should stop dicking around and avoiding the shading I have to do on the Ellsmere pages ... Gotta make my giant piles of cash by finishing this comic book! HAHAHAHAH! ... oh man, I'm doomed.