In a survey it said 80% of married people spend without telling their spouse. It also said that 73% of couples think that making a purchase of $100 is unacceptable. Yet 80% said they spend money their spouse didn’t know about.
Slacker and Steve say if your spending money and you’re on a budget with your spouse it can cause problems. Slacker likes these shoes that are $100 but if he tells his wife he wants them she will think he is crazy and ask him if he is a guy. She doesn’t think he needs to spend that much on shoes, but then she can buy a coat rack.
Of course you are not going to tell your spouse everything. When it comes to money though, I think you need to be up front and honest. You both should be aware of how much the bills are, how much you are saving and how much each has left to spend. Money can be a big issue and if you work together about it, it will avoid many problems. I am not saying you have to tell about every little purchase, but being aware and open seems like the best to me. I am not married but I do have a boyfriend. We both are trying to watch how much we spend, and we do talk about money and what needs to be paid. As for keeping things from him I think we are pretty open. I don't tell him every little detail but I do tell him a lot. I don't like keeping things from him becuase I would feel guilty.
Are you hiding anything from your spouse, like money?