What's the Scenario?
Who handles the money in your household?
Sam Savings Samantha

Savings Sam
"I sit and reconcile transactions every Sunday night. It is a nice feeling to begin each week with a clean slate, knowing you're both right on track."
Bonnie Balanced Bonnie

Balanced Bonnie
"My husband usually tracks things, but I know where everything is. We are very open and make sure we both know where things stand at all times."
Ian Impulsive Irene

Impulsive Ian
"It's my boyfriend's job to pay the big stuff, like rent, utilities and other shared expenses. He gets defensive if I ask about the details, so I just let him handle it."

Part I

Emotional WomanOften, women are more comfortable relinquishing control of the family finances than dealing with all the stress of budgeting and bill paying.

It is not uncommon for married women to trust their spouses with the household's finances, and be unaware if her bills are even being paid on time.

It can be uncomfortable raising the issue of finances in the family.

Women can feel more emotionally vulnerable in times of transition and stress. (e.g. pregnancy, marriage, divorce, loss of employment, empty nest, retirement, caring for older family members or children with difficulties)

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