Disparities in income and lifestyle can complicate friendships. In her recent article on UK publication, The Debrief (which targets 20-something females), features editor Vicky Spratt makes the point that when people are in high school and college they are more likely to be on an even playing field.
Lauren Lyons Cole writes about best friends who by virtue of their lifestyles wind up at opposite ends of the pay scale.
Coupled with high expectations, the stresses of traveling with a friend can tax even close relationships.
Income disparities can challenge even long-term friendships.
In U.S. News & World Report, journalist Geoff Williams talk about how to handle the dilemma of a shopping buddy that makes you overspend.
The Friendship Doctor offers some practical tips to avoid the most common money problems that can cause friction and create misunderstandings between friends.