Restricting daily spending

  • Does your partner decide if you can use cash or credit/debit cards or question your spending?
  • Do you need to ask permission to spend your money or provide receipts for purchases?
  • Does your partner intentionally prevent you from purchasing necessities such as food, clothing and personal hygiene items?

It’s OK if one partner manages the day-to-day finances and bill paying, but both partners should have access to financial information and together decide how to spend their money. If your partner controls your spending by giving you an allowance or budget, prevents you from purchasing necessities or requires justification for any money spent, this is a sign of financial abuse.

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