Walter and Ruth: Challenges With Money

Walter and Ruth encounter quite a large problem through the book when discussing the use of money. The family has never had a speakable sum of money at any one time, and thus does not know how to use it wisely. Nearly every fight that Walter and Ruth have gets its majour roots from their money (or lack thereof). The best example of this is Walter's use of 3/4 of Mama's $10,000.00 check (To make an unsuccessful payment on a Liquor Store).