Are men better money managers than women? Discuss in our forums and win $50!
Wise Bread is launching a new forum today! That's right. The best Christmas present you can give us is your company.
Make a post anywhere in the forum and you will automatically be entered into this week's drawing to win a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate!
There are already quite a few good discussions brewing in there:
- Are men better at managing money than women?
- Do you hide financial mistakes from your spouse?
- Personal finance privacy - what to do when relatives pry too much?
- Tax withholdings: Do I trust myself or the IRS?
- Is it ok to doggy bag food on a first date? (and I wonder why I'm still single *sigh*)
- How old were you when you "discovered" frugality?
- Share your best grocery savings tip!
- Crazy stuff you can't believe people waste money on
Remember: You can win the $50 gift certificate by posting anywhere in the forum.
My favorite topic so far is the discussion about whether men are better money managers than women. Here's a quick preview of that thread:
Men v. Women
Why are there so many negative stereotypes about women's ability to manage money? Do these sound familiar?
- Gold diggers
- Daddy's little girl
- Impulse shoppers
Why do we have these stereotypes? More importantly, are they a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy? In September, Nina Smith of Queercents noticed that women financial bloggers are not getting their due:
[out of] a list of the Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs based on monthly traffic... only two made the Top 25 blogs that are written exclusively by women. (link)
Does this discrepancy highlight some kind of inherent bias the blogosphere has against financial advice provided by women? Or are there truly measurable differences between how men and women manage money?
Itching to jump into the debate?
Deadline to enter is 12/30/07. Any good-faith post over three sentences long will be counted as an "entry" for this contest. We will contact the winner through e-mail and the forum's internal messaging system.