Anyone have a secret stash?

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Registered: 08-13-2007
Anyone have a secret stash?
Thu, 09-19-2013 - 12:21pm

Anyone have a secret stash of money that your spouse may not know about?  I'm thinking of opening an account to keep a bit of money in to save up for a surprise trip for me and my hubby to take.  I'd love to be able to surprise him one day with something fun like that!  However, I feel a tad guilty stashing away money when he doesn't know about it.  Anyone done this before?


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Registered: 06-06-2001
Fri, 09-27-2013 - 5:54pm

I'm not married; so, I haven't ever needed or wanted to hide money from a spouse. If you can save up without affecting his enjoyment of your life together, I would think he would have a reason to be happy about it, but I don't necessarily think you need to hide it from him either. Now, if you were going to start stashing cash and he started worrying about the shortage of your joint savings or something, I would encourage you to tell him about your stash--it's not good overall if there is something that might harm trust or his contentment during your hiding of funds.


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