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

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 32
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

He thinks I spend too much money on makeup and shoes

I think he spends too much money on fast food and new phones lol, he always has to have the newest cell phone and it drives me nuts! Maybe because I always forget my phone and could care less what kind of apps it has!

Post # 33
5373 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

He thinks I spend too much money on makeup, like lipstick and nailpolish ahah

I don’t really think he spends too much on anything, maybe his cellphone bill? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 34
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hahah. He told me the other day that I spent way too much money on soap – of all things. ๐Ÿ˜› I adore Bath and Bodyworks liquid foam soap. In my defense I always stock up on those things during the semi annual sale that they have. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I think he often times spends far too much on games. But he always makes it work and there is always food on the table and the bills are always paid, along with having plenty of money to travel back and forth every other weekend so we can see eachother. I don’t complain… until he spends every waking moment playing those games. ๐Ÿ˜› hahah 


Post # 35
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

He thinks I spend too much on our dog – specifically, taking him to daycare a few days a week – and make too many random trips to Target…which always end up costing $30-$50. (He’s probably right!)

I think he spends too much money on clothes and his new car. He’s definitely worse than me at the mall…he has to find something new to wear every time he has plans!  

As a couple, we spend WAY too much money eating out. It makes me sick when I actually think of how much money we’re throwing down the drain each week.  

Post # 36
628 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Temecula, California

Um he really doesn’t care what I spend my money on. Mostly because it’s not his money. If I had to pick something maybe Starbucks. He doesn’t drink coffee so if it’s not something he likes than it not good enough to buy.

For him? heh I’m the same way. I don’t really care. He doesn’t buy a whole lot of things maybe a game here or there but the games he wants come out once every to years, so it’s no big deal.

Post # 37
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

He thinks I spend too much money on shoes and clothes, he does have a point though lol

For his case, he spends too much money on his videogames, everytime we go out to a mall, he comes back home with a game and he still has games that I got him 3 years ago that hasn’t even been touched

Post # 38
14965 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Probably clothes and shoes, but in my defense, I get them on awesome sales!  I think he spends too much on buying lunch.

Post # 39
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Haha nothing! One of the huge benefits of marrying a spender when you’re a saver is that they never complain about you spending! My husband is actually always encouraging me to spend more on the stuff I want but generally feel badly about (getting my hair done, pedis/manis, clothes, etc). 

I don’t really think he spends *too much* on anything either. I don’t exactly understand why he needs some things… but I don’t think his spending over-all is unreasonable so it is fine. But I guess those categories of things he spends on that I don’t really *get* would be SHOES (he has an obsession with basketball shoes) and video game stuff.

Post # 40
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

OMG!  We JUST had a “disagreement” about this topic yesterday….especially because he buys costly items that he doesn’t even use! 

HE: Electronics, watches, and cars!  He has weekly deliveries for his server and purchases all of the new and improved Apple products (like Upstait Cait’s hubby).  He has two Breitling watches, which sit in a safe. And a gorgeous, red Mercedes that just sits in the garge (has less than 400 miles on it and it’s 6 years old). 

ME: Purses, Makeup, Decorative Items, and Vacations. 

Post # 41
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

mmm mine is bemused i dont spend more money on “”girly” things like clothes and makeup. my biggest weakness is kindle books, and the occasional bottle of wine (decent wine is quite expensive here in mexico, and hes used to beer which is way cheaper!)

i think he spends a lot of money on playstation games, but then he does get a lot of use out of them!

Post # 42
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We have independent finances, sooo no we don’t complain! He’s very, very wise with money and although some people may call him Mr. Scrooge, i think he’s wonderful..sure, it’s NOT necessary to wait 20 years to have a nice mirror on the bathroom wall instead of a cheap one on the cabinet..sigh..but the truth is his savings and cheap way of life did bring him to where he is now, with his own firm and a few estates.

I believe he thinks i spend too much on my beloved books..sometimes i do too, but what i need to make him understand is that a good book is a friend for life. I will go back to it over and over again throughout the years. He doesn’t understand why i sometimes buy this and that for the house..but he never complains

Post # 43
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Nothing.  I’m very frugal and don’t spend money unless it’s an absolute must right now.

As for him?  Red bull.  Hahaha.

Post # 44
3768 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I’m sure he thinks I spend too much on clothes (and I do! I’ll admit it), but he spends too much money on our motorcycles and cars.  But as long as it’s his money it’s fine!

Post # 45
2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We haven’t yet combined finances, because we’re moving to a new city soon and are waiting to find a credit union there.  But, since we’ve gotten married we’ve adopted even more the mentality that “it’s all ours anyway”, so we just trade off using debit cards.  We went shopping pre-honeymoon and for once I didn’t feel bad when he paid for me–he had all of our wedding gift money in his bank account, anyway!  But it’s so funny because before this, he had no real context for knowing how much my ‘things’ cost.  Now that it’s mutual money and he actually has to know what he’s paying for he’s like …”wait, your bra costs $80???”  or “you have to pay $60 for a HAIRCUT?? I’ll do it for you!”  So that’s been a pretty funny adjustment.

As far as what het hinks I spend too much on, it would either be books (he has to tell me ‘no” when I asked if we could stop at barnes and noble on Friday because I’d just orded lots of books on Amazon and wanted a new release right that second), things for the dog (I LOVE to buy him fun treats or new toys and Darling Husband thinks he’s got plenty of dog things!), or food.  I LOVE to go out to eat or to get a cocktail, and I also love to find new recipes to try.  Which means, I’m not the best at coming home in the evening and saying “let me use what we have to whip up dinner”…I’m like…”hey i found a recipe for ____, now I need to go buy all the stuff I need”

Post # 46
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsDrRose612:  oh gosh you sound so similar to me in your post! id forgotten about all the dogs things i buy. Fi is like “why are you buying *another* squeaky toy? or, “baby, harold (our schnauzer) really doesnt need that”. The amazon alert emails taunt me with all the emails about my favourite authors’ new books, and yet i still like actual paper books

and i am literally just about to go out the door to buy ingredients for a recipe i just found (cream of cilantro soup and a chocolate torte) when i know full well i could cook something with what i already have

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