More than 70 percent of Polish women financially independent: report

Up to 71 percent of Polish women consider themselves financially independent while another 40 percent have their own savings, according to the latest research by the Credit Agricole bank.

The study, conducted jointly with the Ariadna research organisation, also revealed that 84 percent of the female respondents did not feel controlled by their partner when it came to spending, while 6 percent said they always had to ask their partner for money.

Nearly half (48 percent) of the women share a budget with their partner through which all expenses are financed.

Outside the common budget, 23 percent have funds to finance their own needs.

The survey also found that women, by themselves, supervise the domestic budget in 52 percent of households, and in 32 percent of the cases they do it together with their partner.

"Money is not a taboo subject in 90 percent of households and the vast majority of Poles – 78 percent – do not have any arguments about spending money," the study also found.

Up to 80 percent of Polish women are able to save money and, of those, 42 percent do it "regularly" and 38 percent "occasionally." However, only 20 percent have put money aside for "a rainy day" and 11 percent for their children's future.

Polish women also save money to finance larger current expenses, such as home renovations (17 percent), holidays (16 percent) or the purchase of a car (9 percent).

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