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  • What causes people to lie about money matters to their partners?
  • What causes people to lie about money matters to their partners?
    Kevin Turcios (2020) ©
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In the red? The science of financial infidelity

Honesty is important in any relationship, yet many people hide financial decisions from their partners. Canvas8 spoke to Hristina Nikolova, the Coughlin Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor of Marketing at Boston College, to understand how financial infidelity impacts relationships and brands.

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“Debt can be a huge weight on any couple’s budget,” said Elle Martinez, the creator of finance-focused podcast Couple Money, in an episode titled ‘How to Reset and Knock Out Debt Together Before The Year Wraps Up’. “Today, we’re going to cover some ways you can start paying it off faster, and we’ll get into how to open up if you’re carrying debt and haven’t told the whole story to your spouse.” The episode is just one in over 100 from Martinez that aim to get couples discussing money in healthier ways – covering everything from ...

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