Friday, November 2, 2012

... sino ang mas matipid, babae o lalake? ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, osteopath, quezon city, manila, philippines)

abscbn's umagang kay ganda sent sandra tobillo and ariel rodriguez to ask me, "who are more thrifty, men or women?"  

i don't think thriftiness has to do with gender.  i think that the more influential factors which govern our use, misuse, or abuse of money include: 

- genetic predisposition (yes, the personality traits of miserliness, thriftiness, and spendthriftiness can be inherited), 

- parental modeling (children copy the attitudes and behaviors their parents have towards money),

- financial status (the more people have, the more they spend).

forced to give an answer, my wild guess is that men spend on more expensive things (high-tech gadgets, sports equipment, vehicles, etc) sporadically, while women buy cheaper things (clothes, make-up, bling-bling, etc.) more frequently.