Love Letter: A Family Obsessed With Money

Taryn Englehart and her family talked a lot about money. They scrutinized the cost of everything (whether it was an espresso or an iPhone app), and they openly judged each other’s purchases.

But when Ms. Englehart’s mother was diagnosed with an atypical form of Parkinson’s disease, her family learned what was truly priceless. Ms. Englehart writes about her family’s relationship to money in her Modern Love essay, “How Much Was That?”