In our culture and social upbringing, we tend not to talk about finances, especially between spouses.
The debt trap is a serious issue and has a lot of relevance to our current financial situation. Even after three or so tumultuous years, both in terms of COVID-19 and an economic slowdown, we feel it is not over yet.
Ramadan Mubarak to all my readers. I apologise for not writing for a long time. It has been a couple of years of distress for many of us, having lost loved ones during the COVID pandemic. May all of us see a glowing light at the end of a dark tunnel.
Cash gifts are still considered tacky, but many nowadays opt for that than a piece of jewellery, or any other material item. Historically in our subcontinent, wealth was measured by gold or land. Money had no fixed value, and therefore, not considered a good gift.
Personally, I wish the weather was always cool and that we could fast comfortably. But the cool Ramadan days will come after many years, and that is something to look forward to. It may sound strange and contrary to what we were supposed to do, but spending
Money is an integral and powerful part of our lives. It is difficult to escape it. It is wonderful if you can control it, instead of it controlling you. It is a good servant, but not a good master!