I'm wondering what word or phrase could be used for the counter examples of 'Midas touch' effect.
The Midas touch, or the gift of profiting from whatever one undertakes, is named for a legendary king of Phrygia. Midas was granted the power to transmute whatever he touched into gold. http://www.mythweb.com/today/today04.html
For example: "Jack has the Midas touch but is still penniless because Sally is/has ?????"