One-Third of Us Lie to Our Lovers About Money
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Valentine's Day has come and gone, but one element of love and relationships that just won't go away is the issue of money.
Specifically, why so many couples lie about the green stuff to their spouses and partners.
According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, lying about or hiding money issues from a spouse can do major damage to a relationships. NAFE says 76% "of financial deceptions have an effect on the relationship," yet 33% of couples report admit to lying to a spouse or partner about money.
NAFE calls it "financial infidelity."
- A receipt or a bill you don't recognize.
- Not seeing a copy of a bill on a month-to-month basis.
- Your partner is "defensive" or "withdrawn" when the topic of money comes up.
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