TheLensGuy wrote in post #15126806
I'm sorry, why do you have to convince your wife to buy something you want? Do you not earn enough to buy something you want for your hobby? Why do you need her permission? (ignore if you don't make any money and she pays for everything)
First, whether GF or wife (especially wife), finances aren't just solely your own anymore, well at least they shouldn't. Everything becomes a decision the two of you have to make no matter who makes more money. If financial issues did come up, and it shows that you purchased thousands of dollars worth of stuff without talking with your SO, how well do you think that will go?
Secondly, why does it matter?
EDIT: oh and StarBlazer, I'm very jealous of your two purchases.