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Men Are From Mars and Women Control Household Budgets

Dec. 26, 2012

Women are more likely than men to be in charge of the household purse strings but men find it easier to stick to budgets, research suggests.

Half of women (51%) surveyed by the Money Advice Service who have a family budget said they are in sole charge of it, compared with 36% of men. Men tend to be more confident about their ability to stick to such a plan, with 51% finding this easy compared with 36% of women.

Those living in Scotland and Northern Ireland are the most likely to be on top of budgeting, with 70% and 69% respectively saying they are.

Source: (C) 2012 Evening Times. via ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved

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