(Closed) NWR – What does your SO think you spend too much money on?

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Nothing! I’m super cheap, and he hates it – haha.

I think FI spends way too much money on the house – he’s having trouble paying bills because he’s at Lowe’s every weekend blowing half of his paycheck. IMO we should wait to finish the basement until we get money from the wedding, but he’s obsessed with it and driving me insaaane!

Post # 4
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1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

He probably thinks I spent too much on clothes and shoes, but he’d never dare say anything 🙂  I’m the cheap one, so he doesn’t rag me about what I spend money on too much, except sometimes groceries (I have to remind him that his gallon-a-day oj habit doesn’t come cheap).

I think he spends too much on nearly all his hobbies, because they’re all expensive, but especially shooting.  Guns, ammo, ranges, NRA membership (which you need to join any of the ranges in our area), accessories, appropriate safety gear, stuff to lock up the guns (safes, trigger locks, etc) it all adds up quick.  And him and his brother egg each other on.  FI also spends a lot on leagues- there’s the winter pool league, summer pool league, spring horseshoes, fall horseshoes, winter shuffleboard, fantast baseball, fantasy football- I swear it’s like having an over-scheduled child sometimes.  And some of the leagues come with expensive necessities- pool cues aren’t cheap, and they’re all at bars except horseshoes, which means bar tabs add up quick.

That said, we make enough to support it, and I let him enjoy himself usually without saying anything- the bills are always paid, there’s always food on the table, there’s always gas in the car.  There’s nothing wrong with having a little fun if you can 🙂

Post # 5
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Um, everything! He once picked a fight because I wanted a $10.00 toe ring. But mainly he complains about the cost of doing my hair. I have no problem doing my own nails, giving up eating out (and yes, going to Starbucks:).

But I will NEVER do my own hair color. Only professionals allowed. He doesn’t really understand and he complains about it every six weeks. Without fail.

For my part, I hate that when he needs to replace, say a tool or a even, say, a computer, he wants to buy the cheapest thing possible and then has to replace it again in a few months. Hence, spending WAY more than if he just went for quality in the first place.

Post # 6
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4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Me: clothes and things for our new apartment

Him: food or little drinks from 7-11, etc. 

Mostly thought we know what the other spends on everything and we check in so there aren’t many surprised. 

Post # 7
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214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re both pretty reasonable, but if he had to say something about me it would either be Lululemon or Home decor items. Him: Definitely golf! He’s always looking for clothes, accessories, etc. But the poor guy is such a saver and never spends any money on himself so I let him have it 🙂

Post # 8
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Probably shoes… 🙂

ETA- He probably spends too much money on me but he acts like I can’t like something without having to have it. It’s a little annoying that I can’t say “oh that’s pretty” without him assuming I want it.

Post # 9
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10289 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Groceries. He’s always complaining about how much money I spend on groceries and how often I go to the store. I try to only go once a week but I normally fail. 

As for him, electronics. He has to have all of the newest Apple products that launch so we pretty much upgrade our phones and iPads every year and our computers every 2-3 years. Considering we’re talking Apple, it ain’t cheap.

His newest hobby are RC helicopters which have recently become the bain of my existence. When he started, he was buying relatively inexpensive models that were under $100. That didn’t last long. He just bought a $400 model a few weeks ago. I have a feeling it’ll only go up from here. *sigh*

I need to start spending more money on things that I enjoy. I think I see a new designer handbag in my future. 🙂

Post # 11
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214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@UpstateCait – Groceries is a tough one for me too….I’m sure the Cart Boy thinks I’m pathetic because I’m there every day!!!

Post # 12
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7610 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

He thinks I spend too much money on my hamster.  He’s right.

I’ve never really thought he spent too much on anything….I think he should spend MORE on certain things.  He always buys himself shitty shoes and I think it’s because his mom used to buy him shitty shoes.  Stuff like that.  I guess if I had to complain about something, he spends too much money on jams and spreads, lol.

Post # 13
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890 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Shoes and BooksEmbarassed

He spends too much on Cigarettes!!(I used to smoke I quit about a year ago, and I saved soo much money, especially cuz they are almost $8 by me now…$10 in the city!)

Post # 14
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2254 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Clothes. To him, I have too many, but honestly,I can never find anything to wear. His vice would have to be electronics especially computer parts and TVs. The crazy thing is most of the time, he buys them and then returns it-all in the search of the perfect one. If I have to hear one more conversation about dead pixels or ram space, I might kill him. 

Post # 15
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10289 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Linz1231:  Lol, he obviously has a problem!

@missbeachbum:  Yea, the cashiers totally know me by name. It’s pretty sad. 

Post # 16
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1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

He doesn’t complain that I spend too much money on anything specifically….  what he does say is – don’t you have enough clothes already (I do, but I will never stop buying them!!!) but he’s never complained when I buy things

He doesn’t spend his money on anything other than living expenses really, he currently has 4 guitars bought over the years (sometimes he has more than 4….  rarely less….) so I can’t complain at him at all 🙂

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