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SHOULD HUSBAND OR WIFE MANAGE FAMILY FINANCES? F AMILY finances come in for a great deal of discussion in all families; husbands and wives talk oVer money matters like bankers, and to obtain a comprehensive idea of just how the various families handle this all important problem, The El Paso Herald will ask various citizens of El Paso daily this question: “Should the husband or wife manage the family finances? Herbert Ward, 706 North Stanton street—“Who’s got any finances? Where there are any I think it should be a community proposition, but it’s hard to tell what to do in a case like that.” Benjamin Turner, 1204 Texas street—“The wife should, certainly.” Shad Holliday, office boy: “Gee, I don’t know ! My mother manages our money if that’s what you want to know.” Mrs. Eliza Sanders, 918 North Kansas: “Women should manage because they are more economical. Mrs. J. D. Price, 2511 East Yandell: When husbands keep the money, they are stingy to their wives and extravagant for themselves.” “Playing square is most important in dividing funds. “My husband deposits our money in the bank and each takes what he needs. That way is successful for us, though a different division might suit another couple.” Mrs. O. A. Georges, 3720 Morenci street: “Let thc husband keep ttie money? That wouldn't do. If the wife is to be expected to run the household economically, why shouldn’t she be expected to know how the monej' should be spent? Husbands get too careless. The majority of wives are careful. An economical wife can save twice as much money as a husband.” Mrs. Alfred Jean Abel, 711 North Stanton street: “The home finances should be in the hands of the woman. Outside business should be attended to by the husband.” Mrs. llinden Butler, 1927 Montana: 1927 Montana: “Personally, I think it should be a partnership. I proved that when I put mv homestead inib my former husband’s business when he needed money; I’m not a bit sorry for that. 'J' married life is to be successful, ii must be a partnership; loyalty is the keynote of family life, and if the husband is in trouble, the wife should help, and vice-versa.” John Burton, race visitor, from Chicago: “I think that as soon as a man takes the step of getting married, he might as well go the rest of the way and throw all the reins to his wife.” Miss Joan Engles, tourist: “Why, the wife, of course. If she stays home and scrubs and works all day, why shouldn’t she say what is to be done with the money? She works a lot harder than the husband.”

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  1. El Paso Herald,
  2. 22 Apr 1926, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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