Married men today need not only concern themselves with infidelity in the form of a marital affair but also in the form of financial lies. Depending on the nature of these lies, the impact on a couple and on a man’s future may be significant.
NBC News reported that a study by CreditCards.com found that as many as 15 million people in the United States today lie to their partners regarding money.
Multiple forms of financial infidelity
Financial infidelity may focus on assets or debts. When it comes to assets, a wife may stash away money or other valuable assets without telling her husband. This may be done in anticipation of a divorce as an effort to walk away from the marriage with more assets intact.
A financially unfaithful wife may also rack of debt that her husband remains completely unaware of until it is too late. Depending on the type of debt, the husband may be faced with the prospect of repaying debt he not only never incurred but never new about.
Warning signs of a financially unfaithful wife
According to The Simple Dollar, husbands should always be aware of notable changes as a lying spouse likely exhibits some new behaviors. These may include becoming more edgy when asked about money. The wife may also try to change the topic and avoid talking about money altogether. If these things happen and are different than how the wife previously acted, the husband may want to probe a bit more.
Unusual spending sprees and new purchases that seem inconsistent with a couple’s income may also raise concerns that the husband may want to learn more about.