Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Smaug, Aug 5, 2022.
I get along great with both, and they, with one another. See them both regularly.
major outdoor purchases. My sleeping bag weighs 3 pounds my life isn't going to be immeasurably better if I get one that ways 2 pounds.
That leaves me with books for my discretionary spending and I can't remember the last time I bought a new book but I am going to get the new longmire book in September/October.
With my wife of 31 years there is no arguing about $ here. We have joint accounts and she knows the expenses. Neither of us is on a treadmill of buying so we each can have trust in what is purchased individually.
Identical to us, except we have been married only 55 years and I have only one gun safe.
The reality is, my wife really, truly doesn’t object to my hobby, she just doesn’t want to see the reality of money leaving the bank account for the purpose. She knows it happens, but is happy not to press for details.
We both do well, we each have carte blanche to spend as we like.
She likes cruises and vacation stuff, I like gun stuff. We both win .
out of sight out of mind… been working for 15 years, why change now.
not all marriages are perfectly matched, You can always learn to love someone but it’s hard to live with someone. I don’t think going into detail with your spouse about your guns and spending is necessary, I really could care less what she buys. Bills are paid, food is falling out the fridge, kids are not psychos, grass is cut, … life is good, no need to talk about our spending vices with each other.
and if I had to, I would sell every last gun I had to keep the family happy and fed
So for both of us we always live within a budget and always put money away for emergencies such a vehicle , family and whatever else. We decided a long time ago to give ourselves an allowance every month at my request. She handles all our bills and I handle all investments. I requested the allowance because I could never surprise her with a gift for her birthday or anniversary or mothers day. So I get several thousand dollars a year to do what I want and she gets the same allowance.
I've never had to hide anything from my wife not even going to a strip joint when my friends wanted to go. They would get upset that I would tell my wife, and they hated the fact that she knew and they did not have the guts to tell their wives. We have been married for over 40 years.
FYI: Chaw and whiskey are my concurrent expenses. Also FYI: Her Rolex is gold. Mine is stainless. So there’s that.
She spends her excess on what she wants, I spend mine on what I want.
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