5 Ways to Hide Money from Your Partner

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Separate finances
Let's start with the obvious. If you feel like you would like to have some money your partner was unaware of, maybe you should talk about keeping your finances ... more 
Photo by: ishook
Separate finances
Let's start with the obvious. If you feel like you would like to have some money your partner was unaware of, maybe you should talk about keeping your finances separate. There's nothing wrong with maintaining your own bank account, and spending your own income. It's certainly a more honest approach than other methods of hiding money (see below). You could also open up a joint bank account that some money goes into, and pay bills and rent from that bank account, while maintaining your own bank account. As long as the bills are paid, a partner has no place to judge how you spend the money you've earned. This is otherwise known as the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

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Mon, Jul 23, 2012 10:32 PM EDT
Hiding money from your partner is a complex business. Indeed, aspects of the practice might better be addressed by a relationship counselor, instead of a personal finance blogger whose most intense relationship is with her iPhone. Why you are trying to hide money from your partner is really none of my business.


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