Goldman Sachs' John Wienberg

Secret Savers

The BBC has this little item on 'secret saving' by women. This is an interesting subject. Saving secretly - from one's partner in life is a resonably common phenomenon.

Much has been written on the subject. Experienced financial services advisers frequently find that sitting down with an adviser is often the first time money has been explicitly discussed between partners in life. Usually this leads to a healthier openness on the subject - sometimes it masks deeper problems in the relationship.

Men do it too. Men's movement literature identifies the secret saving of money with dis-empowerment and a gradual withdrawal from the relationship - a contrast to the positive spin that the Marketing Manager from Scottish Widows puts on it in the article.


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