The Secret Stash

Why do many women hide money from their husbands?

Angela has been concealing money from the men in her life ever since high school. "When I started dating, my mother said to always bring some money on your person so you can get your own way home," she recalls. So Angela would neatly tuck a $10 bill in the bottom of her shoe as cab fare in case the date went sour.

Now 51, Angela, a publicist in Ohio, has been happily married for 20 years, yet she continues to feel the need for a secret stash of cash. "I always want to have a little on the side...

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