which leads to the podcast, touching on practicality. in the story, they interview a couple whose marriage almost dissolved over a diamond. the husband in the story is notoriously cheap, unscrewing light bulbs in the house to save money, categorizing everything as a need or a want. the wife puts up with this but doesn't totally love it. So at a charity event, they win a $7500 diamond, and then there's the controversy: the wife is thrilled she can finally have something nice and luxurious to wear, the husband says it's obvious they should just sell it and use the money to pay down debts.
luckily marc and I would have no marriage issues if this happened to us, we'd both sell it in a heartbeat! but it got me wondering if this is a problem everywhere. so hey, a poll!
if you won a diamond worth $7500...
bonus poll question: if you have a significant other whose financial resources are linked to yours, do you agree on this?
incidentally, the podcast ends with the couple having a nice discussion, admitting that they each just wanted to fill listened to, and agreeing to sell the diamond - and as proof, it's currently on ebay.