fees – your procrastinating spouse will probably thank you.
Scenario #4: Your spouse asked you to do it.
Let’s face it: some people are just bad with money, and can’t be trusted to manage it right – at least not now. They simply haven’t learned the art of fiscal management. But the good news is that some of them actually recognize it. So count your financial blessings if you happened to have tied the knot with a person who essentially says: “Listen, I’m not good with money. I can’t save a dime. So you handle the finances and even keep some money stashed away that I don’t know about or can’t get to.”
Under such a scenario, you shouldn’t even feel guilty about squirreling away money. Again, secret spending and hiding cash definitely isn’t something that I generally advocate. But under extreme circumstances, like the ones described above, hiding money from your spouse may be in your best interest – and often their best interest too.
This article originally appeared on AskTheMoneyCoach.com.