Amendment to current poll question...

on May 01, 2008 @ 11:12 pm

I think it'd be interesting to add an additional bit of information to the current poll question "Who is the CFO in your relationship?":

"Are you male or female?"

I'm curious to find out whether it's the guy or the girl who's more responsible when it comes to managing the finances. I think a lot of girls can say they are very good at spending the money, but that doesn't mean they are not good with managing their money.

Any thoughts to money management and (shared) responsibilities??


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Ali de Bold
Good question! on May 02, 2008 @ 09:01 am

Our poll functionality is really basic so it won't let you answer 2 questions (i.e are you a male or female? AND Do you pay the bills, etc).

Yes that is what I've noticed is that in many relationships the man just assumes the role of bill payer and the woman takes a back seat. I think it is really important for both partners to be aware of what is going on there. I am friends with a couple where he pays the bills but once a week he goes over the finances with her so she knows where things stand and how the money is managed. I totally respect that.

No one should ever play dumb when it comes to finances because if you end up having to do it on your own you will have a very hard time of it. I also know of women who are good at managing the bills and at spending it, but for the most part it seems the guy is in charge and the woman just rolls with it.

Ali de Bold
updated on May 02, 2008 @ 09:24 am

Ok am a little slow on the uptake here but I have updated the poll to address your questions. It will be interesting to see the response! Thanks for the idea!

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