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What do You Buy and Hide From Your Significant Other?

Updated 2:02 PM CST, Fri, Jan 13, 2012


There's a dirty little financial secret many spouses are keeping from each other.

A recent survey found 80% of married couples spend money without their spouses knowing. Another 25% rack up debt on credit cards that their spouses have no idea they have. The news comes as consumers reduce their number of credit cards and debt.

The top five things purchasesd with "secret" credit cards:

1) Clothing and accessories

Quick Poll

2) Food/Dining

3) Beauty/personal care items

4) Gifts

5) Alcohol

Chicago residents have on average 3.31 open credit cards with an average balance of $6,182.

Take our poll or sound off.

First Published: Aug 11, 2010 4:40 AM CST

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