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Are You the Spendthrift? The Nag? Or Both?

I edit the personal finance page for Parenting, which means I read a lot of letters from moms complaining about their husband’s spending habits or budget-aversion--and an equal number admitting that their family’s financial woes are their fault, that they hide expenses from  their husbands or just don’t know how to keep track of the family’s money. So in the interest of scientific inquiry, we put up two polls, one asking, 'Who is the bigger spender in your family, you or your husband?' and the other, 'Who is the biggest nag about money?' The results, read together, fascinate me.

So I have one last question: What is the biggest money problem you guys have had to (or will have to) overcome? Seems like there's something off here, people.

 

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