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  • Aussies are hiding spend habits from their partners
  • Aussies are hiding spend habits from their partners
    Alicia Steels (2017) ©

Aussies are hiding spend habits from their partners

More and more Australians are hiding some of their purchases from their significant others. As money disagreements are common among 70% of Australian couples, research shows they are keeping their finances separate more than ever before.



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  • A third of Aussies are secret spenders A third of Aussies are secret spenders

    Aussies aren’t especially good at money management  the average person pays about $700 in credit card interest each year, while the nation loses more money gambling than anywhere else in the world. Research has now found that a third are keeping their spending a secret from their partner.