Poll: 1 in 5 couples hide transactions from each other

Poll: 1 in 5 couples hide transactions from each other

(WWBT) - Couples don't just argue about money - they hide transactions from each other. One in five Americans in a relationship say they have spent $500 or more and not told their partner, according to a poll from CreditCards.com.

Money is always involved in relationships from the beginning and who is paying on the first date, all the way until the end.

Financial planner Cherry Dale with the Virginia Credit Union says it's so important not to be fearful of talking about money early on in a relationship.

Even simple questions like, "Are you a spender?" and "Are you a saver?" can make a difference.

"If you know what to expect before you actually enter into a deep relationship with someone, you're going to avoid a lot of headache at the end of the day," said Dale.

You're not going to ask, "What's your credit score?" on the first date, but it's not a bad conversation to have further on into a relationship because if you decide to purchase a home together, banks are going to pull both of your credit reports.

The Virginia Credit Union is holding a free seminar on this very topic on Feb 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 7500 Boulder View Drive, just in time for Valentine's Day.

All seminars are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register.

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