Sovereign ingredient for a happy marriage: Pay cash or do without.
Interest charges not only eat up a household budge, awareness of debt eats up domestic felicity.
The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, page 30.
“The Notebooks…” was extracted from Robert A. Heinlein’s book Time Enough for Love in which Long is the main character.
[Although this advice was intended for marriages between humans in a common household, probably including group marriages, it seems to me it applies to much larger groups as well. I’m thinking of our city, state, and Federal governments.–Joe]