Why It Is So Hard to Talk About Money and Why It Is So Important
We confess everything else in our society—sex, crime, illness. But no one wants to reveal what they earn or how they got it.—Barbara Ehrenreich
Joe Stanford did not see it coming.
A successful and passionate litigator whose ramrod-straight 5-foot, 8-inch frame and steely blue eyes belied his almost 80 years, Joe was convinced that he would die before his wife, Beth. They met just after World War II at a community dance in Brooklyn, New York. When Joe saw the petite, raven-haired Beth, it was love at first sight. That was the beginning of a love affair that lasted more than 50 years. They married while Joe was in law school and started their family as soon as he graduated. ...