Who is the money manager in your house hold, husband or wife?

@Bebs08 (10685)
United States
June 3, 2008 9:40am CST
In most cases, the wife is the money manager in the household. She is the one who manage the budget, and the savings. She knows better than the husband about the budget for food, and groceries to buy, and everything. Only few husbands know what are the specific needs in the household therefore, most often the wife is the one controlling the budget. Do you agree in this? Well, some don't agree but for me I do agree. any Opinion?
4 responses
@youless (104240)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Jun 08
That's a very interesting topic. I am the one who is in charge of the money in my family. My husband works and his salary is paid by card. So every month I go to the bank and take the money. I am responsible to keep the money and pay for the bills. I think it's good as I handle all the money:) I love China
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@youless (104240)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Apr 09
Thanks for the best response
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Wow!! that's a tough job... I don;t want to be the budgeter because of the economy today? I might be stressed if the money would not be enough for the bills and some other needs.
@goldeneagle (6773)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I used to give it all to the wife and let here deal with it, but I would forget to get gas and lunch money when I needed it, so I started my own account. We now manage our accounts separately. I still give her money for the other account sometimes, but for the most part, she has bills she pays, and I have bills I pay. It seems to work out pretty good.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Wow!! I like that arrangement. So, each has the responsibility. I don't like to budget the money that is not enough for the needs because as a budgeter, it will make me stress out..
• Australia
3 Jun 08
I agree with you the Wife should be in control of the money. But only in the case if she is going that half of the work. I.E. stay at home mom's or wife's. Mine is. I have been blessed with an income that allows us to let her stay at home and raise our children. That's not to say however that Women can't or shouldn't be in the work place. I feel it's up to the individuals who are in that situation. And eventhough my wife controls it I have full knowledge of what's happening with the income and expenses in our home.
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
3 Jun 08
i give eveything i make to my girlfriend. she takes care of all the household bills, and is never late with any of them and is always like a month ahead on the rent. plus she always puts some away "just in case" we live in Las Vegas where it can be very easy to "blow" money. that said, if i were in charge of the money.....we would probably be living under a bridge in a cardboard box.
• United States
19 Jun 08
I just felt it necessary to edit your post for you on this one. YOU would be living under a bridge in a box...SHE would be GONE...on to the next dude that had some money LOL... Just kidding man...hahaha
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
19 Jun 08
oh yeah.....good point.....