Who is spend more - women or men?

@ellie26 (4128)
Malaysia
April 23, 2007 9:26am CST
Most people say women is a great spender, do you think that is a right statement? I do not think so. I have a male friend who is a great spender, he spends his money on his car, drinking with friends and worse of all, gambling. But I dont think all men are like my male friend. What do you think? I consider myself not a spender because I dont like to buy clothes, make up or anything that women generally like to buy.
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@mahmah (436)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I definitely have to say that men are greater spenders. My ex husband and I used to get paid on the same day, and get just about the same amount of money. He would be broke by three days later. I never ran out of money. We had the same bills, the same responsibilities and I don't understand where all of his money went. It certainly wasn't given to me. :[
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@gabesmom (1246)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I don't think gender has anything to do with spending habits. Moreover, what one may consider to be a big expense would not be to another. Each individual has his or her own priorities. I would spend more on things that I value or things that make me happy. These would be different from yours. Also, I might think a $50.00 pair of shoes is expensive but you may think it's a bargain.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 07
I agree with you.
@rodeotexas (1154)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I think it depends on the person. I know some males who are big spenders and I also know females. So I think it's kind of equal but we just hear more about the females. lol I used to be big spender but I'm not so much anymore. I used to buy everything I wanted but now I've learned how to appreciate my money more.
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@angelicEmu (1311)
11 Aug 07
I don't think that the amount people spend has anything to do with gender. I think the stereotype of women "spending too much" goes back to the days when men went out to work, and women stayed at home, and had responsibility for the grocery/clothes shopping. The men would grumble that the women spent too much, and the women would grumble that the men were out of touch with the cost of living. It's probably nowadays a symptom of rich, bored trophy wives, whose workaholic husbands tell them to go out and spend some money, thinking that will be a substitute for their time and attention, that we hear stories of rich celebrity women "shopping till they drop". In my opinion, this substituting of love and a full, happy life for spending and acquiring of "things" which ultimately leaves the spender feeling hollow and empty, therefore going out and spending more, is very sad, and an indication of the sort of shallow throwaway society we live in nowadays. I'm not a spender myself either, in that way, but I'm definitely in the minority in the UK.
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
It's pretty hard to generalize though. Most people would suggest that it's the women who spends most in the society, however, if we compare what items and how much they bought compared to what the men did, it's pretty odd. Women would often be seen shopping for clothes and accessories while men would splurge on their cars and video game vices. In terms of volume, we would say women spend more, but guys on the other hand might be buying less but their finances and end total is much higher than the women's total. Matte For Men is the premiere skin care line used by most men. Visit at: http://www.matteformen.com for more details on their facial and head care products.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 May 07
I am a woman and I am not a spender. Or rather I do not have that much money in stocks, bonds, or investments, and if I do spend something, I will have had saved up for it and need it for nothing else. My husband paid for our house, our TV, the car, etc. using the dividends from his stocks. But we are not that great as spenders unless it is for something special.