Secrets are never good in a relationship but it turns out a lot of folks are keeping them, and a lot of those secrets revolve around money.
TD Bank’s seventh annual “Love and Money” survey finds:
- 32% of Americans are keeping some sort of financial secret from their partner.
- That’s up 11% from last year.
- Of those keeping a financial secret, 50% never plan to disclose their secret to their S.O.
- 76% have no plans to share that secret with anyone.
- The most common financial secrets being kept include:
- A big purchase (40%)
- Significant credit card debt (18%)
- Secret bank account (13%)
- And these secrets are being kept regardless of the state of a relationship, with 50% of those in unhappy relationships keeping a secret, along with 32% who are in happy relationships.
But despite all those financial secrets...
- 80% of Americans say they are comfortable talking about money with their partners.
- 61% say they discuss money within the first six months of a relationship.
- 57% will discuss money weekly, with 86% doing so monthly.
- 80% of folks say they have financial disagreements each month.
- 71% say they only have occasional arguments about money.
Source: Business Insider