Some of us handle our money flawlessly, perfectly, brilliantly, all of the time.
But most of us don't.
Most of us make mistakes here and there. We make some mistakes more than others, because of our personalities, or our upbringing ... or sometimes even our gender.
It's ridiculous, but true.
We've heard it firsthand—from our readers. In fact, we went through hundreds of reader submissions and found examples of the most common stories that cross our desks every day.
Let's be clear: Not all women make these mistakes. Not all men avoid them. But in our experience, these are a few female financial problem areas that can lead to major debt and lots of stress.
Ever bailed out an ex? Indulged in a little more retail therapy than you meant to? Or woken up one day and realized you didn't know as much as you thought you did about managing your money? You just might recognize yourself.
Of course, if you don't, good for you. We're just saying, bad money snafus happen to good people. But read on: We'll show you the top seven mistakes women make—and what to do instead.