08/29/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Opposites Attract: Big Spenders Marry Big Savers

Frustrated by your spouse's spending habits?

It might be why you married them, according to a working paper titled "Fatal (Fiscal) Attraction" by professors of the Wharton School of Finance and Northwestern University.

"Surveys of married adults suggest that opposites attract when it comes to emotional reactions toward spending," Wharton's Scott Rick and Deborah Small and Northwestern's Eli Finkel said in the paper.

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