Couples distracted by the chiming of wedding bells this season may be too far gone to hear the rumblings of financial infidelity in their relationship. In fact, “cheating” on a spouse by not disclosing money secrets is on the rise.
Little white lies, like secretly buying a pair of shoes, often snowball into full-blown deception through habit. This can be prevented by offering completely open and judgment-free financial discussions from day one. It’s better to find out differing money views and possible disagreements at the start of a relationship and reach an agreement, rather than years down the line in marriage,
Here are the signs of financial infidelity — and what to do if you see them in your relationship.