Friday, July 9, 2010

Aloha Friday - Secret Money


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So, on Fridays we can take it easy on blog posting, too.

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Yesterday, I was reading an online article on WalletPop called Reasons why you may want to close a bank account or two.  The article itself was interesting enough, but, one statistic that I read really surprised me. It said that a recent survey "found that 15% of married couples will admit they have a bank account that their spouse doesn't know about." I'm not sure where this survey came from or the validity of it, but, it got me thinking - which leads me to this week's questions:

1)Do you have a secret bank account that your spouse or significant other doesn't know about?



2)Would you be upset to discover that your spouse or significant other had a secret bank account that you didn't know about?


I do not have any secret bank accounts. However, we do have an account that we've never really used (it was one of those things that we had to open with a loan or something to get a better rate - my husband never used the account). That's where I put any survey/sweepstakes/rebate or Swagbucks money that I get. At any given time, there's maybe $100-$200 in that account that he technically probably doesn't know about. I mostly use it for emergency cash (ex. gas money, school lunch money, etc). What I really like to do is let it accumulate until the fall, then I take the money and use it for Christmas shopping. So, yes, I have a little secret cash stash, but, I do not use it for any kind of "secret" purposes.

After saying that, I would be very upset if I found out that he had a secret bank account. Even though I have my little secret money stash, I wouldn't want him to have one (I know, I know...that's totally unfair of me, but I'm just being honest). Besides, my husband is notorious for not keeping his checkbook updated and balanced - if he had a secret account, it would probably be a mess.

10 comments:

Natalie A. said...

I don't have a secret account. I don't think my husband would ever have one! I think relationships should be based on honesty so I would be really bugged if I didn't know about a secret account! Have a great weekend!

hellomynameissusan said...

I don't have a secret account but I do have my own account. I would be upset to discover that Hubby had a secret account. We try to be open & share everything.

Kristen Andrews said...

no secret accounts we are very open w/ our money I would mad if he had his own

~ Noelle said...

no secret accounts... and i would be very angry to know he had one... our marriage is on honesty and trust

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Auntie E said...

No the number 1 and yes for number 2.
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Dalia (Generation X Mom) said...

No secret accounts here. Although I think if I had one where I was actually saving some money, he would be thrilled. I have thought about that before. Nothing yet!

Pina said...

No to both questions. :)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

No secret account here - but we do have our own separate bank accounts. :)

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