BJ's BLOG 10/21/11 "Family Finance"
I read a survey that found that 19% of married people do not know how much their spouse makes. That is 1 in 5 people who have no idea about their partner’s income, or they don’t reveal how much money they make themselves.
Also it says that 14% didn’t know until they had a child together.
They are saying the main reason why people keep quiet about their income is because if the other person knew how much their spouse made, it would cause imbalances in the relationship.
What idiot came up with this theory? You’re supposed to be a team when you are married; everyone is supposed to know how much money is coming in to the “family business”!
This country is so good at coming up with political speak; here is the real reason they don’t want their spouse to know how much they make: it’s so they can steal money from the family! They want to go shopping, blow money on stupid things, and/or spend it on their drug habits! I’ve seen this before with many people.
I’ve been married for 26 years and I can tell you that if you want a successful marriage, you need to work together as a team in all aspects of your lives. If you can’t do that, that means someone is hiding something and it will hurt you both when it comes out into the open.