Income transparency is a really intriguing subject. I grew up with the mentality that you don't talk to other people about money - not what you earn, not your debt, what you spend or what anything costs - and now as an adult with a very bad relationship with money, I have a hard time understanding why we don't talk more freely about these things.

Freely and honestly, I might add, as some definitely do embellish their earnings to appear as if they're doing better than they are.