Nalla topic Shathir!
Hmmm...will come back here to post... while I go into thinking mode.
Meanwhile on a related note,
One of my favourite movies is an old Tamil one called "Bama Vijayam" directed by K. Balachander and starring Sowcar Janaki, Muthuraman, Nagesh, S.N. Lakshmi and many others. It is a very funny movie which at the same time reinforces that money is not everything.
In fact the father-in-law in the movie resorts to a very drastic measure to teach a lesson to his three his daughters-in-law (who spend a lot of money to be friendly with their neighbour who is very famous in the cinema world (but she is actually down-to-earth).
There is a particular song called Varavu Ettana which containes excellent verses about the importance of not overspending.
Do go and watch the movie if you can everyone, it's a great one!