One in three women dont trust spouses in financial matters
And so mistrustful they are of their spouses` abilities with money that only one in five is willing to take financial advice from them, according to the study conducted by the Good Housekeeping, a New York-based women`s magazine.
Their menfolk are not the only ones women don`t trust, however. Some 90 per cent of those surveyed wouldn`t rely on their bank to help them out of financial trouble either, the Daily Mail reported.
And 87 per cent don`t believe their local politician would be any use. Instead of turning to others, women are much more likely to try to solve their own financial problems, found the study.
Almost a third in the survey said they prefer to use financial websites to get the advice they seek — and only two per cent believe a bank would provide help.
Caroline Bloor of Good Housekeeping magazine said: "This is tremendously empowering.
"It puts women in a very strong position when it comes to making life-changing decisions.
"Women are fast learners when it comes to personal finance. They do their research, they`re more cautious and they`re not too proud to speak up when they don`t understand financial jargon or need advice."
It may seem like a reversal of the traditional roles for women to look after the finances — but it`s not the only one.