HALF OF MARRIED COUPLES DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH THEIR SPOUSE EARNS…DO YOU?

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Even though marriage entails two becoming one, it seems couples are not keen to share how much they earn with their spouse.

According to a survey, almost half of married couples don’t know how much their partner earns and only one-third divulge details of their finances to their partner on a ‘need to know’ basis.

Only 56% of married couples know how much their partner earn and women are more likely to keep tabsĀ  on what their partner earned as 60% of women know their husband’s salary compared to 52% for men.

The survey also revealed that many couples shy away from conversations about their finances ahead of major milestones – including moving in together, getting engaged and even having a child, Daily Mail reports.

“Whilst it may be tempting to keep this information to yourself, it can have a detrimental impact on your financial decisions and ultimately your relationship,” says Jacqueline Dewey of Noddle, a credit rating agency that conducted the survey.

It’s important for couples to have full financial disclosure, according to the agency.

So do you know how much your spouse earns?

Phil

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