04.25.13 Career & Finances
On Matters of Money and the Sexes
BY The Conversation Team
Do men and women view money differently?
This week we asked YOU if you think men and women view money differently. We received several thought provoking responses and found them to be completely fascinating. To recap the conversation, we selected some of your Facebook comments that we thought could push the conversation further. Let’s continue the discussion!
“Lot’s of women were raised with a belief that they should find a rich guy to see them through life…So when the guy says ‘I’ll give you a world’ I say ‘Thanks. But I have my own.'” Anna
“I think women are socialized to view money differently, because we aren’t always taught to be as independent as men. That’s why so many of us end up having to unlearn that later.” E Bettie
“I’d say there are definitely many variables. In my family, for example, there are women who are great with money and some who have splurged and lived beyond their means-as with the men. So I’d say it depends on your life experiences. When you are forced to budget yourself at any point in your life, you learn to appreciate and save money when you do have it. Going through tough times helps us understand the importance of preparing for a rainy day!” Patty
“I think we women should listen to our own feelings, we are so strong.” Claudia
What are your thoughts? Is it less about gender and more about how you’re raised?
Keep the conversation going in the comments!