Do women ever stop spending? Do women ever stop spending?
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    Boxing day (after spending a small fortune on crap for Xmas) - we need a new kitchen..

    Yesterday - I want to drop my hours in work.

    Today - We need a garage extension.

    As for me, I dont spend a great deal. Dont see the need in having a flash motor, etc etc just want enough have a decent holiday and not stress about money.....

    About 9 months ago (as a permie), we had about £25K of credit card debts = not too cool. With the help of permie redundancy and 7 months of contracting, its down to about £10K now (all low balance transfers so no big deal). And I've got 6 months money saved in warchest.

    But no, wifes eyes light up when she realises how much I earn. Doesnt seem to realise that paying off credit cards means less outgoings, and that her salary (albeit minimal when compared to mine) might be quite important when I aint got a contract. Does my chunk in.

    Although, just remembered someone on her recently who;d been contracting for 4 years solid and his mrs has spent the lot and he had no warchest. Oh dear - not quite that bad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Boxing day (after spending a small fortune on crap for Xmas) - we need a new kitchen..

    Yesterday - I want to drop my hours in work.

    Today - We need a garage extension.

    As for me, I dont spend a great deal. Dont see the need in having a flash motor, etc etc just want enough have a decent holiday and not stress about money.....

    About 9 months ago (as a permie), we had about £25K of credit card debts = not too cool. With the help of permie redundancy and 7 months of contracting, its down to about £10K now (all low balance transfers so no big deal). And I've got 6 months money saved in warchest.

    But no, wifes eyes light up when she realises how much I earn. Doesnt seem to realise that paying off credit cards means less outgoings, and that her salary (albeit minimal when compared to mine) might be quite important when I aint got a contract. Does my chunk in.

    Although, just remembered someone on her recently who;d been contracting for 4 years solid and his mrs has spent the lot and he had no warchest. Oh dear - not quite that bad...
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    Tell her that you will buy X when all debt is paid off and you can pay cash for it. Then put enough into your pension to ensure that day never arrives.

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    You should have married into money, much less stress

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    Quote Originally Posted by russell View Post
    You should have married into money, much less stress
    Or not told her how much you earn. 2/3rds sounds plausible enough.

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    Why are you letting the wife out of the kitchen let alone the house to go shopping?
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    Tell her that in event of divorce she'd be taking on 50% of debts also, so it's best to have 'em paid off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Or not told her how much you earn. 2/3rds sounds plausible enough.
    Sounds like a good idea to be honest !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Or not told her how much you earn. 2/3rds sounds plausible enough.
    Tell her your salary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Tell her your salary.
    even though shes pretty clueless financially she aint that dull !
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