Money and spending is one of the more serious issues that couples have to face in their marriage and relationship. Trust and honesty is the key to making money and spending a non-issue. But unfortunately, not all couples are quite a ware of this.
There are many couples that may be hiding their spending habits from each other. Some may be secretly spending money on things that their significant other doesn’t really know about. There are certain signs that can give such secrets away. Here are some of them.
New items appear around the home.
If you become aware that there are certain things that seem to appear in your home. It can be new clothes inside the closet that your partner may not easily answer clearly when asked about.
Spouse wants to get the mails first.
You become more aware that your spouse seems to become quite eager to get the mail the first thing they arrive. One reason may be that he or she may not want you to discover “new” bills about recent purchases that you don’t know about. This can be another sign that your spouse may have a secret spending habit.
Spouse has credit cards you don’t know about.
One or two credit cards may be acceptable to you. But when you discover that your spouse may have more than that, it may be a potential red flag that he or she may be a secret spender. Having multiple credit cards may signal that your spouse may be spending more than you know about. You might need to take a closer look on this and make sure about it before doing any confrontation.
Spouse handles all the bill payments.
You might think that your spouse may be acting very responsible by taking care of all your bills and in paying them. But this can also mean another thing- he or she may not want you to see what both of you are paying for and hides the evidence from you. Even though your spouse may be acting quite responsibly by paying all your bills, make sure that it is not because he or she is hiding any secret purchases from you.