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Who Spends More Money: Women or Men?

Who Spends More: You or Your Partner?

Who could ever forget the episode of Newlyweds where Jessica Simpson drops a small fortune on La Perla lingerie, much to conservative hubby Nick Lachey's disgust?

While history says men make more money than women, most of you say you make more or close to the same amount as your partner. Do your spending habits reflect the same pattern?


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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
My boyfriend, I'm BIG into saving.
jessie jessie 8 years
he spends more. i tend to buy small things when i want them. for some reason all of his stuff is big, which means more
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
i shop more, but im savvy about deals and coupons so i spend less, while the hubby shops less and just buys whatever. so defenitely hes the bigger spender
Spectra Spectra 8 years
He actually SPENDS more, but I buy more, but only because I'm in charge of buying all the household items and groceries every week. He spends money on big items like his junker ATV or his collectible chainsaws and also on things like the cell phone bill, cable bill, etc.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Me. But we both don't spend much.
socktree socktree 8 years
He spends money on a new, tinier laptop, brand new camera for Con, CDs, DVDs, etc. I pay for groceries, clothes I need for work, gas, and my student loan payments. Occasionally, I might buy myself a coffee in the morning rather than my bottled coffee drink from my biweekly grocery list, and lunch if I couldn't find anything in my fridge, freezer or whatever to take to work with me. He eats out most every day for lunch. Ironically, guess who work full-time? (Hint: not me) But who actually have savings?
green-socks green-socks 8 years
I buy more, but I am a thriftier shopper, so I probably spend less. I do much of our grocery shopping, pay more of the bills. But he buys more of what I consider unnecessary items: video games, DVDs, computer upgrades, wine to go with dinner, etc., which tend to be bigger ticket items, though he might only buy one or two a week, he's probably spending more.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Me. But I'm single. Where is the single option?
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
I think that we're pretty close to even...but he probably does spend just a little bit more than me.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
He spends more because if he likes it, he has to get it. He buys a lot of little things (dvds, itunes, comics, lunches, snacks, movie) where I occasionally buy slightly more expensive stuff (usually high quality foods like sustainable fish pr pastured/grassfed meats and milk) but I don't go as often as he does. I think he spends more in the long run.
T-S T-S 8 years
I spend more (easily determined by looking at our credit card statement) but I'm also the one who usually buys groceries, things for the house, gifts for our family, stuff for the pets, etc.
wmoonw wmoonw 8 years
Tough to say! I am the one who'd buy a bunch of little things, shoes or home decor or movies. He tends to wait for a long while and then buy a new computer or big screen tv or a guest bed. He actually probably spends a little bit more, but it's close enough that it's hard to guess.
sorrowja sorrowja 8 years
I spend more not that much but more.
syako syako 8 years
I used to spend tons more. But then I realized that my bank account (we have a joint and separate ones) was always dwindling and never growing. So I put myself on a budget and I'd say we're on par right now. Although he tends to make more big-money purchases but that only happens about once a year or so.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well - i think that i probably spend more, but my fiance buys more things...if that makes sense. every night he comes home with it a bottle of wine or milk or something, and me - i only shop on rare occasions since i just don't have the $$ right now...but when i do shop, it's usually for a bigger ticket item.
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