Is money the root of all evil? Can a person actually "love" money more than they love another human being? Can money change a person or just their lifestyle? How and what are Black people in America, especially our youth, learning about the value of money? Would you rather have your money invested or the cash? Even if you had the money to give, would you expect your child to work to earn their money or would you rather give them money to spend without expecting them to do anything to earn it? Do you think it's important to purchase from a Black-owned business? Are Black men intimidated if their girlfriend/wife earns a higher salary than his? Do Black women only want a man that has a car, house and lots of money? Could our HBCU's benefit from our financial assistance? These questions were inspired by a conversation in another forum and I'm curious about what people think. Black people spend a lot of money as consumers in this country and a great majority of it leaves our communities within minutes of us receiving it in the form of salaries or whatever other sources of income we receive. Companies are targeting our communities to get us to spend this valuable resource (money) as fast as we get our hands on it and these products aren't cheap! Just looking at all the "labels" our youth wear, how much would you estimate is the total value of the outfit they are wearing? If we held on to our money longer and spent more of it within our communities, some of the problems we experience in our communities may be nonexistent. What do you think?