There is a lot of noise in the public domain urging us to protect ourselves from STIs (sexually transmitted infections). We're encouraged to take off our rose-coloured glasses when it comes to new partners and to use protection.
Which is incredibly sensible advice and generally we all comply but when it comes to potential partners and our finances, it's another story entirely.
Without meaning to, we can find ourselves behaving recklessly and exposing ourselves to something that is potentially just as damaging and long lasting as any STI. We risk catching an STD (sexually transmitted debt.)
Now you may be thinking you don't have any money so you can't possibly receive an STD. Or perhaps you're thinking your partner knows what they're doing when it comes to your finances (and you don't) so you feel safe.