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People may love the idea of getting an expensive Valentine’s Day present, but lavish spending could end up killing the romance.
Overspending – not just on Feb. 14 but regularly – is the number-one “relationship killer,” according to a recent survey by GOBankingRates.com.
Nearly 38 per cent of respondents said that spending too much is the greatest financial deal-breaker in a relationship.
More deal-breakers for relationships included being secretive about finances (35.9 per cent) and having too much debt (32.6 per cent). Of the 5,000 American adults surveyed, nearly 20 per cent said being too cheap was a deal-breaker, while 18.2 per cent said the same for poor credit. Nearly 14 per cent said making enough money would doom a romance.
Whether you’re married or playing the dating game, relationship experts say it’s true that money can indeed bring couples big trouble.
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