Recently an acquaintance posted a referral credit deal - and didn't mention that she would benefit. Annoying! Disingenuous! Also pretty close to dishonest.
My friend C, whose spouse got kicked out of grad school, hid their savings so they would qualify for public assistance and Medicaid for the children. (The university offers excellent, affordable health insurance for students' families.) Leaving aside how advisable it is to take Medicaid when you have other options (hint: NOT AT ALL) -I'm still unclear on why any of this seemed like a good idea.
I bet neither of these people would lie or steal to someone's face. I'm not sure why they think it's better to hide the truth about money, rather than flat out lying. I'm especially not sure why they think that 'sneaky dishonesty is ethically acceptable as long as nobody catches you' is a good lesson to teach their children.