Nine financially-related telltale signs of infidelity from infidelity expert Ruth Houston were recently featured as a recommended resource on bankrate.com. The warning signs accompanied an article on financial infidelity written by Jay McDonald.
The segment, 9 Financial Signs of Marital Infidelity featured nine signs of financial deception taken from infidelity expert Ruth Houston’s book, Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs (Lifestyle Publications, $29.95) which documents practically every known sign of infidelity, including the subtle signs people usually overlook. The chapter on Financial Affairs lists 52 financially-related signs of infidelity.
Financial Infidelity Linked to Sexual Infidelity
According to a survey commissioned by Redbook magazine and lawyers.com, financial infidelity (dishonesty about spending habits or other financial matters) is a problem in almost 1/3 of all marriages and committed relationships. The 2005 Women & Investing Survey from Oppenheimer Funds found similar results.
But Ruth Houston, a nationally-recognized infidelity expert frequently called on by the media to comment on infidelity issues in the news, pointed out that both studies failed to mention the connection between financial infidelity and sexual infidelity. According to Houston, financial infidelity can sometimes be an indication of sexual infidelity. An article on Houston’s website www.InfidelityAdvice.com , entitled Financial Infidelity Often Accompanies Sexual Infidelity explains the link between the two.
Financial Deception is the Tip of the Iceberg
“Not all financial infidelity is linked to sexual infidelity, but a great deal of it is,” says Houston. “Financial deception can also be an indication of other types of deception. Someone who is dishonest with his or her marriage mate about financial affairs, may be just as dishonest about other important areas as well. If there are signs of financial infidelity, a person would be well advised to check it out. In almost every case, the situation warrants closer investigation.”
FREE Financial Infidelity Tip Sheet
For those interested in knowing how to recognize the signs of financial infidelity that are associated with sexual infidelity, Houston has a free tip sheet entitled 9 Signs of Financial Deception” which lists the signs that were featured in the resource section of bankrate.com. To request a copy, e-mail InfidelityAdvice.gmail.com with “ 9 financial signs-br” in the subject line. The signs in the tip sheet are taken from the chapter on Financial Affairs in Houston’s book, Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs, which lists 52 financially-related signs of infidelity.
Confusion about Financial Infidelity
“Most people aren’t really clear on what financial infidelity is,” says Houston. “Jay MacDonald’s article, which also appeared on the FoxBusiness.com website under the title Til Death or Money Do Us Part, does an excellent job of explaining what financial infidelity is, why it happens, how to avoid it, and what to do if it becomes a problem in your relationship.”
Quiz - Are You Guilty of Financial Infidelity?
Financial infidelity can take many forms. Several months ago, Houston designed a quiz for Sonya Potter of KSDK News Channel 5, to accompany a cover story entitled Overcoming Financial Infidelity. For a free copy of Houston’s quiz entitled, Are You Guilty of Financial Infidelity? e-mail InfidelityInfo.gmail.com with financial quiz-br in the subject line.
Says Houston, “The 15 questions in the quiz can help a person figure out if they’re guilty of financial infidelity, and if so, where on the financial infidelity scale they stand. I recommend that people take the quiz with their spouse or significant other, and compare their answers. If your partner refuses to take the quiz with you, or refuses to share his or her answers, you’ve got a problem. Get a copy of the financial infidelity tip sheet, and start searching for telltale signs.”
For more information about signs of infidelity, cheating spouses or extramarital affairs, visit www.InfidelitAdvice.com or Ruth Houston’s infidelity blog at http://infidelitynewsandviews.blogspot.com
About Ruth Houston:
Infidelity expert Ruth Houston, is the founder of InfidelityAdvice.com and the author of Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs, which documents practically every known sign of infidelity.
Frequently called on by the media to comment on popular infidelity issues and infidelity-related breaking news, Ruth has been quoted in USA Today, the New York Times, the New York Post, Newsday, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Christian Science Monitor, Cosmopolitan, msnbc.com, FoxNews.com, ABC News.com, MSN Lifestyle, MSN Money, iVillage, Netscape Love, the National Post, Maclean’s , Entertainment Online, and numerous other print and online media worldwide.
Ruth has also been a guest on The Today Show, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, NBC News, Good Day New York, Ireland's Late Late Show, 1010WINS, Sirius Satellite Radio, Court TV Radio, BBC, CBC, and over 360 radio and TV talk shows in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, New Zealand, Australia, and the Caribbean.
To interview infidelity expert Ruth Houston call 718 592-6039 or e-mail InfidelityExpert.gmail.com