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‘An enormous betrayal’: Understanding financial infidelity

Most of us are familiar with how affairs can harm trust in relationships, whether from personal experience or through someone we know.

But what about financial cheating?

A recent Finder survey of more than 1,000 Australians found one in five people felt financial infidelity was worse than adultery.

Financial educator and author Melissa Browne says that’s unsurprising in the current climate.

“So many people are financially stressed with the rising cost of living and interest rates, so to have their partner do something that threatens that financial safety could feel like an enormous betrayal.”

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