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Mon, Nov. 20th, 2006, 01:51 pm
Basil White: Forbes says don't marry career women.

tags: gender warfare, professional services, maids, accountancy

Forbes says don't marry career women.

Looks like they got some negative feedback and added a counterpoint from a female editor. Reads like they rushed her, 'cos the he-said side has statistics and the she-said side is philosophical rebuttal.

Because I'm a contrarian moderate (Motto: I don't know, and YOU don't either!), I offer my synthesizing summary of both articles:

Maximize your income until you can hire an accountant, a financial planner and a cleaning service.

If you can make enough money to get over the threshold of being able to afford professional help for all the issues that are exacerbated by a two-career marriage (spending/saving/chores), then you get to the win-win.

This strategies-masquerading-as-news is why I skip Forbes and Newsweek and read Psychology Today. Forbes and Newsweek pretend to be news, but thanks to the Web, print media favors articles about self-helf strategies that people tear out and stick on the fridge. Psychology Today sticks to the self-helf strategies without adding the unnecessary veneer of journalism.

basilwhite.com

Mon, Nov. 20th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
sistrmoon

I think sex therapist needs to be on your list of people to hire. Lack of sex is a big issue in a two career marriage too.

Tue, Nov. 21st, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
vikingsparrow

Maximize your income until you can hire an accountant, a financial planner and a cleaning service. <= What does this mean?

Tue, Nov. 21st, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
basilwhite: Fund the fix to the two-income conflicts.

The idea is that the two-income couples in a jam are the ones whose income doesn't allow them to pay professionals to fix the problems of a two-income family, like investing or spending or chores. Once a couple can pay to outsource investing and spending and housecleaning the return on the investment of a two-income household increases exponentially.

Tue, Nov. 21st, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
chrisabraham: Re: Fund the fix to the two-income conflicts.

Wow, that is actually exactly what I am doing, myself! That is primarily why I am not married yet: can't afford the staff. Sadly, I am not joking.