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Old 09-09-2014, 06:16 AM
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What do you guys tell her when she asks what you spent on fishing/boating stuff?
Reminds me of that saying I saw somewhere.........."My biggest worry is that when I die my wife will sell all my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it."
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:25 AM
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What do you guys tell her when she asks what you spent on fishing/boating stuff?
Reminds me of that saying I saw somewhere.........."My biggest worry is that when I die my wife will sell all my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it."
I tell her up front so she can start saving for my next connley /avet combo

I don't keep secrets.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:29 AM
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I NEVER get asked that. Never thought about it.

I dislike more when a total stranger will ask you what you paid for something.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:31 AM
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I learned a long time ago, it's like when she used to ask what time I'll be home
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We don't share money so its not an issue. The wife has her paycheck and I have mine. It can create some issues over who picks up the dinner tab but at the end of the day I like my financial freedom better.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:34 AM
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Mine is more oblivious to the cost associated with things. I feel like I'm pointing out expenses associated with boating so she can appreciate them.

FWIW, she's my live-in girlfriend, not wife, and aside from splitting living expenses, our finances are separate. So when I'm pointing out expenses, she doesn't really have any standing to argue...
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What do you guys tell her when she asks what you spent on fishing/boating stuff?
Reminds me of that saying I saw somewhere.........."My biggest worry is that when I die my wife will sell all my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it."
If she asks point blank I tell the truth.

I was shady for years but as my son grew older I started letting him use the "good gear" and with that came a stern warning. "Son, that's a $450 rod and a $700 reel. You drop that in the drink and we're going to have a problem."

Little rat bastard tells mom everything so the jig was up.
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Just tell her she is starting to sound like your ex-wife.
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She never asks. She knows that she dosn't want to know. She's still learning that she shouldn't ask about the cost of our son's motocross hobby. Conversely, I don't ask her about shit. She is awesome and i am lucky to have her.
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Originally Posted by tokinred View Post
She never asks. She knows that she dosn't want to know. She's still learning that she shouldn't ask about the cost of our son's motocross hobby. Conversely, I don't ask her about shit. She is awesome and i am lucky to have her.
Ditto, less the moto, for now anyway.
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That would lead to; If you can do that I can get a xxxx, only fair...
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Originally Posted by tokinred View Post
She never asks. She knows that she dosn't want to know. She's still learning that she shouldn't ask about the cost of our son's motocross hobby. Conversely, I don't ask her about shit. She is awesome and i am lucky to have her.
All my MX bikes are the same color, so she never knows when a new one is in there.
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What do you guys tell her when she asks what you spent on fishing/boating stuff?
Less than that F*&^ing purse!
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
Less than that F*&^ing purse!
You too huh? But it was my fault, I bought it for her. Now we don't worry about what we're leaving in the purse, we worry about the frickin purse She never asks for anything, ever, and been somewhat frugal her whole life. The expression on her face was priceless when out of the blue I told the clerk I'll take one.
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
Less than that F*&^ing purse!
Wrong answer, because that is when the fight will start. I like doing things that start with an F with my wife....fighting isn't one of those things.
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Never an issue for me so long as I buy TWO of everything so she can have one. Rods/Reels, etc.

She a good woman.
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We only have one joint account which I opened up with $25,000 to spend on our new home. When that money is gone we will not have any joint accounts. We have certain bills each of us pay and a fixed amount each of us put into our retirement account each month. After that her money is hers and my money is mine. It works for us and we don't ever fight over money. We also have our accounts set up if we die the other person has access to the account.
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Originally Posted by Retimlap View Post
Just tell her she is starting to sound like your ex-wife.
I was thinking "well I think it is going to cost me about 3 days in the dog house" but I like your response better.
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You would be surprised how many guys make sure I mail their rod orders to their office so the other half doesnt know they just dropped a grand!! haha

There is an old saying:

My biggest fear in life is that when I die, my wife sells all of my fishing gear for what I told her I paid for it!
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When I pull out a new Gun or Fishing outfit and she starts inquiring, I just tell her I have always had this. She has just never noticed it before, works every time...
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