It’s not that I don’t trust him. My husband is better at handling money than anyone I know. But I still peek at the card offers he gets, and keep tabs on his bill paying.
But that’s me — and the millennial generation, according to a new study from J.P. Morgan Chase.
The study says a surprising number of Americans are hiding their credit scores from their partners, and openness about credit matters is associated with age: The younger you are, the more open you are.
We had a nice, healthy debate in the office about this: Should a woman making more money than a guy eliminate him as a romantic prospect? Some thought a man may feel inadequate if he dates a woman who makes more money. I also heard the opinion that most women were not going to want to be with a guy less accomplished, because it is simply not attractive and they may not want to be the breadwinner. I am sure that is true in some cases, but I like to think character is more crucial than cash.
So far in this column, I haven’t shown much love for criminals that make credit cards either the tools or targets of their trade. This week, however, I’m asking you to crank up the Barry White, pour a glass of fine champagne and set your computer down next to the fireplace (just not too close to the fire) because that all changes with the “romance edition” of Criminal Charges.