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Author Topic: Worldwide, women earn almost £14,000,000,000,000 but they spend....  (Read 611 times)

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£21,000,000,000,000!!!    Whaaaaat!  How much?  Can anyone tell me if this yawning gap between women's earning power and their spending habits can possibly be true before I stick my neck out and casually mention it to Mrs P-K? 

The actual amount I was told was in trillions of US dollars (ie women worldwide earn $18 trillion - but actually spend $28 trillion). I ask you, just how many lipsticks do women need to buy in a year?

Anyway, back to the question - Is it really true that globally women spend well over a third more than they earn?  Secondly, I'd really like to know what the earn/spend figure is for us 'more sensible' blokes.

Anybody have any ideas?
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Re: Worldwide, women earn almost £14,000,000,000,000 but they spend....
« Reply #1 on: 28 October, 2017, 06:43:45 PM »
What, you mean weird and radical ideas such as a couple's money going to a joint account, but it being the women who, for example, buy new school uniforms for their children and have the online accounts with supermarkets for the grocery shopping thereby making it appear to some that women spend money that they don't earn?

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Re: Worldwide, women earn almost £14,000,000,000,000 but they spend....
« Reply #2 on: 29 October, 2017, 09:14:21 AM »
What, you mean weird and radical ideas such as a couple's money going to a joint account, but it being the women who, for example, buy new school uniforms for their children and have the online accounts with supermarkets for the grocery shopping thereby making it appear to some that women spend money that they don't earn?

Very good point....I had already thought about this. But what amazed me was the sheer size of the colossal gulf between earning 14 trillion quid and spending 21 trillion quid.

My question was more me wondering if these figures could possibly be true. Just because someone told me it, doesn't mean it can't be a Trumpian 'fake fact'. Is it true? Or is it not?
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