Today I read a story about a Florida woman who was shot and killed in her home, hours after writing a post about her 6 figure salary. I don’t think she was bragging like some people do. She was sharing that she went from being homeless to a 6 figure salary within two years. She built her own business from the ground up and was very successful. She also posted another status a few weeks ago about life insurance. She was encouraging people to get life insurance, and went on to let her Facebook friends know that she just renewed her policy for the year. What caught my attention about the story was the fact that everyone was blaming her husband for the murder. There were comments stating that he had her killed for insurance money. Hours after his wife was murdered he was spotted in a strip club, which of course lead to more suspicion. This story is so heartbreaking because her child just turned a year old. My prayers go out to her family and her baby. 🙏🏽 This is just such a sad, sad story.
This story lead me to ask the question…should your spouse know about your financial assets?
Of course, when you are married, it’s very hard to keep finances private. I was taught that the your partner doesn’t need to know EVERYTHING about your finances. My father told me a long time ago to make sure I had an account that only I know about. When it comes to life insurance I would give my grandmother and mother a copy of my policy, my spouse would know that I have insurance, I would tell him that it’s only enough to cover my funeral expenses. But…..I’ve never been married. Im sure before marriage couples talk about finances right??!! I know when someone gets married their spouses debt becomes their debt. When bad debt is involved, knowing about your partners finances can beneficial.
But……what if you have no debt, A1 credit and a large amount of money saved, should your spouse know?
Marriage is suppose to be build around love, trust, honesty and loyalty. Unfortunately, some people lack all of the above. Greed causes people to kill for money and the “love” goes out the window. Should you trust your partner and tell them everything? Or protect yourself from the person you love and lay next to every night? Most people have no idea that their spouse wants to harm them, or even use them. Everyday, people get financially used by the person they love. It’s very important to protect yourself, privacy is a great form of protection.
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