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I have to agree with you, rja735... Not on the pain in the @## part, I wouldn't know of course, but on the parts about not being able to force a change. Sometimes after people get married they find things out about their spouse that they didn't know was a part of them during the courtship. You've got to have an open mind and be able to deal with these (usually minor) issues.

I've been married for almost 12 years and have a wonderful wife, but we still get on each others' nerves about the same ol' s#%&... :-)

I do think the original post's advice is borderline ridiculous though. We are a two-wage family, but I do all of the saving and investing decisions. I've tried to involve her, but she only wants to know the minimums that she can get by with. That's why she gets upset with times like this spring (declining values). That's usually when I print off an article or a post from the Fool's vast resources, beg her to read it and all is usually well.

You can't force someone to learn something they are really not that interested in.


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