Joint Accounts

When Your Partner Keeps Their Money a Secret

How to talk about financial infidelity

Kristin Wong
Forge
Published in
4 min readMay 28, 2019

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Illustration: Laurie Rollitt

Dear Joint Accounts,

My husband and I have been married for three years, and he’s against us having any joint accounts. He also doesn’t like talking about his finances with me and gets uncomfortable whenever I ask, but he asks about mine. He’s made…

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Kristin Wong
Forge
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Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.