Are women better with money than men?

March 2, 2009

A major survey has found that women are more responsible with money than men. They’re less likely to get into debt and they work hard to become financially independent.

The global Reuters Synovate survey polled some 4,500 women in 12 countries about money matters. An equal number of men were also asked several questions related to finances.

It’s true enough that the rogues’ gallery of bankers now being pilloried in the media for personal greed and financial failure is almost exclusively male.

But who melts all the plastic in the High Street? Surely Sophie Kinsella’s book “Confessions of a Shopaholic” was such a success because it struck a chord with so many women.

Do you think women are more intelligent than men when it comes to money matters?


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This survey makes no sense.

Women earn less than men on average.
Women spend more than men on average.

Mathematically this is at odds with fiscal competence and therefore the basic thrust of the article.

Women want financial independence(6 in 10 have it).
Women want men to foot the bills (mortgate or house).

What type of independence is this exactly?

Posted by nick | Report as abusive

Women are just more intelligent than men, full stop. whether the issue is money, child rearing ..etc The only thing our women are not so good at is being aggressive & starting wars (apart from Margaret Thatcher, who wasn’t a REAL woman anyway)

Posted by Alex | Report as abusive