I found this interesting infographic from Credit Donkey regarding money and the affect it has on marriage. Now that we’ve taken off our love-tinted glasses from Valentine’s Day, I figured it was a great time to share it.
The conclusion … a lot of us cheat when it comes to marriage … at least financially. We keep secrets. Spend money we shouldn’t. Hide purchases. Lie to one another. These acts don’t help strengthen a marriage, but only serve to pull it apart. And not surprisingly, credit card debt is another stress on marriage.
You can click on the image and the expand icon (near the top) to more easily read the infographic.
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As long as it's harmless and there's no ferrari hiding in the garage, I think there's nothing wrong with a little white lie is harmless.
We know some couples who keep their finances separate. They have their own bank accounts and their own debt. I haven't heard any complaints over their situation but we choose to have joint accounts and I think that works better for us.
I have to admit I'm part of the 54% who neglects to tell the hubby about minor purchases. But I do fess up eventually :).
Hope you're having a great day Shannon! Happy Tuesday!