Secret Spenders Deserve a Special Place in Financial Hell
CNN/Money managed to get 6 people to confess/boast about their talents for “secret spending.” I wonder what their spouses are thinking right now. I know what I would be thinking if I were that spouse: What is more pathetic about my spouse – secretly over-shopping or outing yourself on the Internet?
That sounds about right to me – women feed their vanity, guys feed their hobbies. (Yes, this is a generalization but I challenge you to take a walk around the mall and observe who’s doing the shopping and where.)
I finally learned over 33 years of marriage that your spouse needs to be able to buy whatever stuff she wants but not secretly and therefore within spending or allowance boundaries set jointly by the couple. That’s not what the morons in this article have done. The serial shoe buyers in the article admit to their “over-shopping” problem but apparently see no need to curb it. One of them even involves her mother in the scheming. That momma needs her own space in “I’m an enabler” hell.
I would be interested in statistics that relate chronic secret-spending to the long term survival rates of the affected marriages. I’m speculating that there is a negative correlation.
Here is a link to the article: Im a secret spender