10 Money Lies That Could Wreck Your Marriage

Despite what tabloids would like you to think, not all marriage problems start in the bedroom. Financial infidelity is the root cause of many crumbling unions, says family law attorney Steven Mindel.

"More marriages fall apart for financial reasons than for fidelity reasons," Mindel says. "Fundamentally, marriages are built on trust and anytime you breach the trust of the other party, it damages the relationship. Getting married is like the merging of two enterprises."

Nearly half of divorced or separated U.S. adults said they regret not discussing their personal finances before taking their vows, according to a survey by Couponcabin.com. With Mindel's help and a host of other family law and finance experts, we've rounded up a list of some of the most damaging money lies spouses can tell.

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I am now dumber for reading this.

May 28 2013 at 4:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I disagree with #3. I think that everyone should have a stash of money that's theirs and theirs alone. In the absolute worse case scenario where you're marriage sours and spouse becomes abusive that emergency money can save your life.

May 28 2013 at 11:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply