Mo' Money, Mo' Problems - we've heard it before, but now we're actually living it...

As more and more women are earning more than their counterparts, more issues are arising, due to the stigma around money - that's the one sentence that sums up the article on the NY Daily News site. Money is a form of control - its a form of power. I make more means I control more - at least that's what it often translates into, in my world... Women are losing less jobs than men. Statistics show that the unemployments rates for men are about 10.3% and for women they are 7.8% - mostly in part due to the suffering industries, like construction. Another interesting number is 26% - this is the percentage of women that are earning more than their husbands...kudos to ya'll! (Some women are finally earning as much as they're worth). This number is about 8% higher than it was two decades ago - those are big strides (keep up the good work!).

The unfortunate truth behind all of this is that women face more problems when they earn more money. There are cultural expectations and demands placed on them from society that don't shift as easily as these statistics do. Does this mean we should aim at getting lesser paying jobs to keep our men confident, and reassured that they are the breadwinners of the home - or can men accept the fact that women can be just as important to the financial stability of a family. As these numbers increase, more men will have to take 'afternoons off for a sick child...' - it shouldn't always be the woman...

Check out the article - I sort of have a feminist twist to everything, but in the end, I think it's important that we are all aware of potential issues that we all will encounter as we strive for success. Communication is key, and through it we can understand each other. Fellas - if your lady makes more money than you, then you shall continue parading her as the trophy that she is, because thats just awesome. Now ladies, if you make more money than your man, don't throw it in his face because the purpose of being in a relationship/marriage is to be apart of a team. What's good for you, is good for him...good luck!