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How to Tell if Your Spouse is Cheating

What Money Can Tell You About Infidelity

The issues surrounding the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal are a newspaper's dream come true — not only is the previously moral-driven prosecutor under the gun for his involvement in a prostitution ring, but he's also facing questions about the process of transferring funds to hide money for the shenanigans. Spitzer's case will be further investigated to see if he broke banking laws because of the amount of money involved, but regular guys' (and gals') affairs are also brought to light from money talking. With little effort you can interpret what it's saying, and I found this list of financial signs that your spouse may be cheating that Bankrate put together. And while it's not the most cheery topic ever, it certainly is relevant to what's been buzzing on the news.

  • Credit card statements that reflect charges for flowers, jewelry, or other gift items that the spouse did not receive.
  • Unauthorized or surprise withdrawals from joint bank accounts.
  • Deposit slips or bank statements that indicate the existence of a previously unknown checking or savings account in the wife's/husband's name only.
  • The liquidation of assets (stocks and bonds, stamp or coin collections, artwork, etc.) without a plausible explanation.

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  • Misrepresentation of or failure to mention raises, bonuses, or overtime pay.
  • Income tax returns that reveal unexplained or previously unknown travel-related deductions.
  • Financial records (canceled checks, receipts, money orders, or other documents) that indicate a spouse has been paying someone else's bills.
  • A sudden decrease in disposable income.
  • An increase in ATM withdrawals.


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