Teach your wife to be a widow

Donald L. Rogers was financial editor of the New York Herald Tribune. He originally wrote "Teach your wife to be a widow" as an article for Collier's Magazine, and later expanded it into a book (1952).

The article (and book) urged husbands to educate their wives about finances, so that in case the husband died the wife wouldn't end up going destitute.

I think Jean Mayer's article, "How to murder your husband," pairs particularly well with it. Both appeared in the 1981 Reader's Digest collection, Love and Marriage.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Dec 04, 2022
     Category: Money | Husbands | Wives | Books | Marriage

"With all my worldly goods I thee endow" Nope, never promised that when I got married.
Posted by F.U.D in Stockholm on 12/04/22 at 05:25 AM
Romance novelist Nancy Brophy (author of "The Wrong Husband") wrote an essay: "How to Murder Your Husband" in 2011. She was sentenced to life in prison for his 2018 murder.
Posted by Phideaux on 12/04/22 at 06:03 AM
Nowadays, an issue like the 1981 Reader's Digest probably would be a lawyer magnet.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/04/22 at 09:13 AM
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