Are you less than honest with your partner about how much you earn?

Despite what naturally comes to mind – that some may under-egg the pudding to free them up some extra cash, new research suggests otherwise.

A study for the Money Advice Service (MAS) suggests that many of us will be less than honest with a partner about our earnings – though not necessarily in the way that might be expected.

A survey of 2,000 people who were married or in a long-term relationship for over a year found that 18% had previously lied to a partner about what they earn. But instead of overstating their income in order to impress, people were twice as likely to understate what they earned.

Common reasons for glossing over the size of their earnings were to protect a partner’s feelings and wanting to make sure their spouse was not with them “just for the money”.

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