The on-going exchange [...] was about the newest styles of certain designer handbags, and how the changes rendered last year's bags suitable for nothing more than make-up totes and packing accessories.
Your sense of status, place in life and well-being may have come to depend upon a level of income and expenditure. Expectations dashed, disappointment and financial loss can make for deep-seated misery.
There are dozens of theories about why women don't create more wealth themselves. Well, here's my theory: it's because we are risk averse, don't plan well, and have a messed up relationship with money.
Galbraith reportedly got himself a $100 million piece (or more) of a Kurdish oil field. Hall's oil trading scams are picking our pockets by driving up the price of oil just enough for him to make a killing.