“We’re doing okay” and other lies we tell others about money

A look at other people’s perceptions of our financial status

He had talked to his dad earlier that day. He gave me a brief rundown of their conversation, which involved them talking about his sister and what her family was doing.

His dad told him that one of his nieces had broken her wrist, and that the family didn’t have health insurance for her, so they were struggling to pay for all the…