How are your family finances?
51% Not too bad, but we live paycheck to paycheck
39% Just fine -- we even save a little
10% Help! We're drowning in debt
Bringing home the bacon
64% of you say your husband is the breadwinner (14% say you're the major earner)
Mom, the CFO
59% of you manage the household finances
What would you do if you fell in love with a pricey sweater for your child?
53% of you would make a note to check back to see if it goes on sale
30% would turn away and move on
17% would buy it
The big bucks
You tend to splurge most on
1. Stuff for your child
Next: Stuff for your husband, family, and friends, and going out
Last place: Stuff for yourself
Friends and funds
36% of you secretly envy your friends -- they seem to have more
56% think your friends' finances are similar to yours
What, me worry?
The good news: 40% of you don't stress about money. But here's what keeps the rest of you up at night (besides your baby!):
35% Making ends meet day to day
17% Having money for retirement
The surprise: Only 8% of you chose "saving for college" as your #1 worry.
36% of you sometimes fib to your husband about your spending. (Hey, he doesn't need to know what every little thing costs at Victoria's Secret.)
Moms' top money style: A binger who splurges once in a while, but also saves
Dads' top money style: A spender who loves to shop and have a good time
Good thing moms hold the purse strings!
68% of you say you and your husband discussed your finances before getting married.
66% of you say you and your spouse argue about money. The main sticking point: A lack of savings.
Dollars and sense
Only 19% of you with kids old enough to understand spending and saving actually teach them about it. To the rest of you: It's time to break out those toy cash registers.
Off the dole
73% of you don't give an allowance to your child
You buy lottery tickets
40% A couple times a year
9% Every month or so
3% Every week
82% of you think you should get a salary or tax break for all the work you do at home. (Of course it's all a labor of love, but it's still labor!)
Just 4% of you said you'd hit the mall if you got a windfall of $1,000. The majority would balance spending and saving it. Now that's smart money.