Cactus on Women

Yesterday was International Womens Day, apparently. Cactus Kate has written a post about Women and Finances…something she knows a fair bit about. She blogs about the misconception that a good financial plan for women is to find a man:

Westpac has another survey for International Women’s Day (Leighton Smith apparently queued the “yawn” this morning) showing women are inept at financial planning. Many are suggesting a man is not a financial plan. They would be correct and incorrect.

Women often run the household budgets. The problem with this is that women think this is all financial planning is, paying for groceries and kiddies after school activities. They cannot grasp what would happen if the mighty three stumped totara ceased magically dropping $50 notes from his branches into their hands.

Unless you actually earn the money you are spending you cannot grasp quite what discipline is required to earn, accumulate and keep wealth. It isn’t that easy. Neither is growing that money. Handing it over to a financial advisor and crying when it is lost isn’t a plan either. You cannot contract out your own future.


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