A recent survey found 23% of married women and 20% of married men secretly buy things without telling their spouse. So yes, women are slightly more likely to do it. But men spend waaaay more than women .
The average married woman spends just over $1,000 a year on secret purchases, compared to $3,300 a year for guys so the guys are spending more than three times as much.
Here are the top five things we secretly spend money on . . .
1. Clothes – especially for women. They’re twice as likely as men to buy clothes without fessing up.
2. Gambling, including lottery tickets. This is a top purchase for men.
4. Adult entertainment. It’s another one guys spend money on. Not surprisingly, there just aren’t as many women out there paying for strippers and online porn.
The survey also found 44% of people use cash when they make a secret purchase, so there won’t be a record of it on their bank statement.