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So I've noticed that most of you bloggers are women

January 18th, 2009 at 06:07 am

Smile You can't get anything past me! I'm curious as to why that is. First of all, let me state another observation and say that I love this place. It is really fun and productive to share financial problems, tips, goals, dreams, realities, and setbacks. And since most of you are women, I feel like I'm on Oprah. j/k

So it is probably the natural superiority of men, right? That we've stayed out of debt and need no help? [duck and run]

So anyway, before I babble on and on and dig a serious hole for myself, suffice it for now to say that I've noticed this trend and I'll have no further comment!

14 Responses to “So I've noticed that most of you bloggers are women”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Well, to be trueful, I have handled our family's finances for the entire time I have been married. I pick out the stocks, mutual funds, Ira's, etc. and take care of the CD's. My husband makes the money and I pay the bills. Last month, my husband told some friends that I had made him a rich man. That made me feel good.

  2. fruitbowlk Says:

    My husband has no clue how to handle money and a forum like this might get him on the right track. I love to learn and this forum teaches a lot.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    Suze would say more women handle the money.

    But I think women just are attracted to blogs more than men, in general. Touchy feely blogs anyway.

  4. Koppur Says:

    I think blogs (esp. ones involving finances and worries/concerns) are more of a personal thoughts/feeling thing and women are more open to sharing those thoughts/feelings. Ok, now I may get smacked by the guys here. Smile We don't ahve a lot of guys here, but the one we do have (you, disney steve, Ba, toyguy, Jim_OH, My English castle...I know I am leaving someone out...) are great guys with good ideas and great advice.

  5. scfr Says:

    My personal theory is that the blogs are the "feminine side" of SA and the forums are the "masculine side." The forums seem to get a bit more competitive ... as in whose investments got the better return, whose calculations on tax withholding are correct, whose advice is a better idea, etc. The males seem to be more active over there. The blogs on the other hand seem to be more about sharing ideas, supporting each other, and just talking things out. The females seem to be more active over here.

    Hopefully this won't drive the guys away ... In addition to the guys Koppur mentioned, we LOVE having merch, Apprentice-Fun-Frugalist, tripods, etc. over here in Oprah land.

  6. Ralph Says:

    Ima: That's a beautiful thing your husband said and that it made you feel so good. A good team is hard to beat!

    fruitbowl: I hear you!

    monkeymama: I posted a link to Suze's free book on another forum and someone asked if I would really take financial advice from a woman wearing fake fur. (NTTIAWWT) Smile

    Koppur: Thanks, I'm blushing. Yup, I love my touchy feely side and I hate macho behavior so I love it here. I agree those other guys (at least the ones I am familiar with (BA, disneysteve, jim_OH and I'm also leaving someone out) are very helpful and cool.

    scfr: Good observation! I am very noncompetitive most of the time, so that may have hurt me somewhat but it's who I am. When I used to play raquetball with like-minded friends we never even kept score and I liked that.

  7. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Been coming to the forums since 2004 and here since 2006 I think. I never really gave much thought to there being more women than men here. Money woes are gender neutral as they hit everyone!

    I think it is a great place to vent, get advice, and just chew the fat as it were.

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    No Ralph...it is because most guys are too busy getting their testoterone fix with the remote...(evil grin)

    Men/women, we are all just working on bettering our financial lives one day at a time...and I am glad there is at least a little male perspective here...

  9. toyguy1963 Says:

    Actually all the rest of the men are over at the dating website looking for women. SHHHHHHH, Don't tell them all the women are over here. HA HA HA (Evil laugh)

    Thanks kopper for mentioning me in your 'great guys" list. Sweet of you.
    Now I'm thinking there must be something wrong with me though cause I hardly ever go to the forums on here.

  10. swimgirl Says:

    I take care of the money at our house, so I'm the one out looking for more information on how to save more/manage it better.

  11. disneysteve Says:

    I don't know if there are more guys or more girls or why that might be. I'm just happy to be one of the gang.

  12. mooshocker Says:

    I for one do not see color nor gender. I just enjoy being a part of the SA "family" and learn all I can from every post and sometimes try to share a little too. God bless

  13. Broken Arrow Says:

    For the longest time, I kept mistaking women on here for men. I had wrongfully assumed that they'd be a lot more men on here, but yes, as it turns out, this is female-dominated space....

    I do have a pet theory as to why. For one thing, I think many women aspire to raise children some day. In order to do that, they would have to be able to stretch their money, especially when they're on maternity leave. By contrast, we men can not get pregnant, and we are not stereotypically expected to take months off to stay home and feed the baby.

    Stereotypically, men are also expected to be the "bread winners". Thus, we are somehow expected to make and spend that money on women. Again, let me emphasize that I am indeed stereotyping, but seriously ladies, how many of you would be terribly interested in a guy if he didn't at least have SOME kind of income or wants to be a contributor?

    I think women are also culturally allowed to be a bit more conservative, whereas men are encouraged to be a "go-getter" and compete. So, if women didn't make tons of money, it was OK. Women stereotypically assign their self-identity and self-worth based on their family, whereas men stereotypically assign their self-identity and self-worth based on their relative level of income and power.

    But in any case, the logical answer to me is to do both: Make more AND Spend less. Spending less may not be as appealing, but its effectiveness is undeniable. So, I therefore do both. But like others have mentioned here as well, I'm here because I like the community. It could be nothing but guys here, and I would still like it here. It just turned out that most are women. Not that I'm complaining or anything....

  14. Ralph Says:

    "For the longest time, I kept mistaking women on here for men."

    Only ThriftyRay does that to me. Big Grin

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