Nearly a third of people ages 18 to 35 have had a romantic partner act dishonestly or abusively with money, according to a new survey by financial wellness community CentSai.
About 30 percent of millennials surveyed said they've been the victim of financial abuse, defined as using money to assert power or control in a relationship — by cutting off access to a shared bank account, for example — or financial infidelity, such as concealing activities regarding joint funds.
The survey, which queried more than 2,000 respondents in May, did not specify how many people described themselves as victims of financial infidelity as opposed to abuse.
Financial abuse or deceit tends to go unpunished, the survey found. Nearly half of victims said their partner or former partner faced no consequences for their actions — and 55 percent answered "no" to the question "Do you know where to go for legal help?"