Credit card debt can be very stressful, and can put major strain on interpersonal relationships. According to Fox News, improper use of a credit card can put a a marriage on the rocks, so experts recommend consumers avoid these risky habits.
Do not hide credit card debt from your spouse. In any relationship it's essential to be open and honest, and this includes disclosing any major amounts owed to a credit card issuer.
For those who have practiced poor credit card habits before they became engaged, it's important to begin playing by the rules, as most marriages mean the two betrothed will be combining their finances, the news source reports.
Making secret credit card purchases is deceptive, unless it's for a special gift or holiday. Additionally, it is difficult to hide a credit card purchase from a spouse, so it's best to be upfront about all transactions.
In a poll administered by the Associated Press, 21 percent of respondents said that they worry about their credit card debt most of the time. Furthermore, 20 percent of those surveyed said they feel a great deal of stress due to debt.