My Husband Does Not Want Us to Pool Our Income to Pay Off Our Debt. – Melinda

“Dear Steve, I work part-time and my husband has full-time income, but my husband does not want to put all the income together to pay the bills we have coming into the household. With my part-time employment, I do not make enough money to pay my bills every month!! We have 5 creditors that we … Read more

What are some good companies to call about my huge amount of secret debt?

I’ve got to stop lying to myself and my husband who I have not told I owe not including my mortgage and student loans, $15-16,000 in heinous, frivolous purchases? Today I awoke from my spending stupor because I can no longer afford to pay my mostly maxed out cards AND OUR MORTGAGE. I deserve to … Read more

Are You Hiding Money From Your Spouse?

From time to time, I get feedback from Couple Money readers. It’s something that I enjoy and try to respond to. This weekend I received an email from M about a situation that he noticed at work. I thought it was an excellent question and I wanted to see what youthoughtabout it. Hiding Vacation Bonus … Read more

I Haven’t Been Honest With My Wife About Our Debt. – Brad

“Dear Steve, Married 8 years Two Kids Wife was home on Maternity leave in 06. I was mortage broker. Wife does not handle money stress well at all. Money was tight. I used credit cards and HELOC to meet bill obligations. Have about 55k in debt wife does not know about. She has recently started … Read more

Is Your Lover Cheating on You and Slowly Killing You Financially?

photo © 2010 Jaci Berkopec | more info (via: Wylio)A new study by the National Endowment for Financial Education and Forbes says 1 in 3 couples who have combined their finances, admit they have been keeping financial secrets from the other. The leading money crimes were hiding cash, minor purchases and bills. Meanwhile, a significant … Read more

Debt, Relationships, Fighting, Sexually Transmitted Debt and Financial Infidelity

Hi, this is Steve Rhode. I’m a consumer debt expert and some people even call me the get out of debt guy. If you are looking for me you can find me on Twitter @GetOutOfDebtGuy and on the web at GetOutofDebt.org. This time we are going to be talking about a serious subject, fighting about … Read more

I Am Deep in Debt And My Husband Doesn’t Know. – Vicki

“Dear Steve, I have approx. 65-70K in credit card debt. I am in credit counseling. My current payment to them is $1600 a month, I have been paying this for almost 10 months. My husband does not know, I have kept this from him so he has no idea how bad it is. Due to … Read more

John is Worried His Debt Will Scare Away His Fiancee

“Dear Steve, Here is the situation. I have 50K of debt between credit cards and lines of credit and a 20k vehicle loan. When I first met my fiancee, she asked about credit card debt, I was defensive about it so i just told her that i didn’t have any. She knew I had a … Read more

Therapist: Financial Infidelity Can End Couples

Therapist: Financial Infidelity Can End Couples Fox5 KVVU, NV – 41 minutes ago It can be anything from keeping credit card debt a secret to hiding money from a spouse. "I'd say finances and financial stress is one of the number one …