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Definition: A secret stash in a marriage is money that one of the spouse hides from the other spouse. The funds may be hidden in cash in a drawer or other secret location, or placed in a bank account.

Most individuals who have a secret stash do not believe it is important to reveal to their partners how much money is in the stash or how the money is spent.

Also Known As: Runaway account, knippel, hesokuri, belly-button money, spindle money, pin money, secret store, little on the side, security blanket, private cache, rainy day fund, safety net, nest egg, sock money.
Examples:
Many Jewish housewives have traditionally kept a stash of money that is called a knippel. "Knippel little bundles: sometimes, money reserved in a handkerchief or the like by a woman for extras."
Source: Manachem M. Brayer, The Jewish Woman in Rabbinic Literature, page 327.

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