Love, marriage... and financial infidelity. Almost a third of Americans say they've financially cheated on their spouse. A recent survey found that not all couples are in sync financially. And that can lead down a path of trouble.
The survey by Harris Interactive found that thrifty couples are happiest and too much debt can ruin a marriage. Utah State University researcher Jeffrey Dew says, "Couples with consumer debt tend to fight more. They are more stressed about their money and some recent research that I have done even shows that consumer debt is associated with." divorce.>
The survey found that financial "white lies" can be a problem for a marriage.
Another survey found that 80% of couples spent secret money; nearly 20% had a secret credit card. Something to think about on this Valentine's Day.