[QUOTE=FearlessLeader;7432914]I don't see it that way, maybe because in my social circle we are all on a fairly even par, so we all know how much each other earns and how much our mortgages are, etc. It's just another topic of conversation. For eg, I was talking to a friend who has been head hunted who was telling me the money she has been offered is a fair bit more than what she's on now (she gave me dollar amounts) but the work is not as interesting. She is in a similar field to my DP, so I was telling her what he earned at that level. It would seem extremely unnatural to be coy about it in those sorts of situations. Just like if one of us buys a house, it's always disclosed what it was bought for.
I'm quite surprised people still think talking about money is distasteful. Seems a bit quaint to me.[QUOTE]
If everyones doing the same and you're close friends then I think thats a bit different to talking socially, which when Biscotti said that, I was kinda imagining a knob at a party telling anyone who'd listen what he was worth end of the last financial year. I have a fairly mixed bunch some with mortgages some without, I wouldn't talk about money in front of a couple of friends who are doing it pretty tough.