A new survey found HUSBANDS are more likely than wives to secretly buy things ... AND to lie about how much they spent, and hide what they bought. 41% of men admit they secretly buy stuff, versus 22% of women.

The top five things people spend money on without telling their significant other:

1. Nights out.

2. Clothes or beauty products.

3. Leisure activities . . . whatever that means.

4. Car stuff and transportation in general.

5. Vacation spending.

The main reason people keep something they buy a secret is to avoid arguments. Women are better than men at hiding their secret spending. 54% of men who've secretly bought something have been caught, versus 34% of women.