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In marriage, money talks. At least that’s what the findings in a recent infographic from Mint.com show.

Among couples, 73 percent said that it is unacceptable to make a purchase of $100 without telling their spouse first. But, 80 percent surveyed said that they have spent money their spouse didn't know about.

Another 79 percent of married people said they would talk to a friend about secret purchases instead of their spouse.

But why are married people hiding their financial infidelities?

Of those surveyed, 46 percent said they are still paying off the debt and their spouse doesn’t need to know. Another 43 percent are trying to avoid an argument and 19.9 percent are concerned it would end the relationship.

Many married people plan to keep their secret spending under wraps, with 27 percent who said they will never tell their spouse.

Despite the sneaky spending, 60 percent of respondents said they were willing to forgive financial infidelities and buy their spouse a Valentine’s Day present.

Provided by Mint.com

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