Money makes the world go 'round—until it doesn't. There isn't much of an overall narrative in Tevye the Dairyman, but there is a big shift in the way Tevye thinks about money. He starts off working hand-to-mouth, so of course becoming rich is his favorite daydream. But as he sees two of his daughters being happy with poor husbands, and even more so after another daughter's life is destroyed by a family obsessed with status, Tevye reconsiders his ideas about the importance of having a lot of money. He even ends up counseling his last daughter to avoid marrying for money and instead to hold out for a more love-based relationship. Like, way to show some character growth there, Tevye.
Although at first Tevye is in awe of the rich people around him, by the end of the book he comes to disdain them and what their financial success stands for.
Tevye presents Beilke's decision to marry for money as a positive choice, even though it also seems to approve of Tzeitl and Hodl's decision to marry for love.