Personal Finance 

How to confess financial infidelity


Financial infidelities — like hiding a shopping spree or gambling away home equity — can blow up a relationship, but they’re surprisingly common.

About 42% of people who share bank accounts with a partner admitted to cheating financially, according to Harris Poll funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education.

  • 22% hid a minor purchase.
  • 20% hid cash.
  • 12% hid a bill.
  • 6% hid a bank account.
  • 7% hid a major purchase.

Cheaters who own up to transgressions and work through money problems often improve their relationship, says Tina Tessina, author of Money, Sex, and Kids: Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage.
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 Personal Finance 

Dr. Bonnie Answers Coupled Finances Questions

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil of Financial InfidelityLast month I reviewed Financial Infidelity by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil and then followed it up with a giveaway in which I asked you for relationship and finances questions. Well, as luck would have it, Dr. Bonnie was gracious enough to take the time to answer each of your questions!

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 Personal Finance 

Financial Infidelity Giveaway

Financial Infidelity by Bonnie Eaker WeilThis promotional giveaway has ended, thank you to everyone who entered!

Yesterday I reviewed Financial Infidelity by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil and today I’m happy to announce that I have three copies to give away to folks who were interested.

How To Win

If you are interested, there are two ways you can enter:

  • Leave a comment bringing up any sort of “couples and finance” question you may have. A good example is whether, before or after marriage, you should combine your finances. Another one is how a spender and a saver could address and perhaps work out a compromise before taking the plunge. Please be creative in your question.
  • Subscribe to receive posts by email. I said in the past that anyone subscribed to the feed via email were automatically entered into giveaways and I’m sticking to it. So, if you aren’t subscribed, you can subscribe. If you are subscribed, good luck!

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Congratulations to Kaligirl, Brandon, and Raymond!

 Personal Finance, Reviews 

Review: Financial Infidelity by Bonnie Eaker Weil

Financial Infidelity by Bonnie Eaker WeilFinancial Infidelity by Bonnie Eaker Weil is a book all couples should review. When I first saw the title, I immediately thought to myself – “Awesomedude (yes, I call myself Awesomedude in my brain), you and your wife communicate openly about everything so probably won’t get much out of this book.” So I let it sit for a couple weeks before I took a look at it, however I’m glad I did. Financial Infidelity isn’t a book for people dealing with financial infidelity, it’s a book for people in relationships and establishing a framework for open communication about everything (but focusing on the effect of money). If you have problems (and you’re not alone, financial infidelity is rampant), this book can help. If you don’t have problems, this book will uncover what you don’t know or simply confirm all is well going forward.

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