The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- How many marriages break up because of financial issues? Financial issues are probably the leading cause of divorce. Money is never just about money; it is often also about ego and power. Couples deciding whether or not to take a trip down the aisle must decide whether they really are in the marriage for the long run and "for richer or poorer."
As my favorite playwright of all time, Henrik Ibsen said: "Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness." If you are really in love with him and want him -- now and forever -- rip the "money-talk band-aid" off and have an honest discussion. And if it's meant to be, let the joy of your life begin. Thanks for the question, and keep me in the loop! Please keep sending me your questions and comments to "Ask Noah" at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out my "money talk" video -- the Dylan Ratigan Show. Have a profitable and peaceful week, Noah