Just for the record, I am not a librarian and I don’t buy all my furniture at Jerome’s. I was trying to make a case for simple and smart living….haha….
Concerning the pressure from the wife post. I truly feel for you my man and can undertand your situation, especially in the midst of the CA lifestyle. Then again, you are the MAN and if you want to let your wife pressure you into stressful financial situations that is your CHOICE again…
I have dated scores of women out here in SD and as soon as I see that they are materialistic or need to keep up with their girl friends concerning this stuff…they are history with me…period. I don’t need that pressure and I don’t put up with a woman controlling me….with this menial stuff.
If you have a roof over your head and food on the table and you can be content with that..then you are a candidate for a wife. If you need designer purses, 100 pairs of shoes, and all the other trappings, then she needs to go find some other guy to support her lifestyle and put up with that bull sh#t.
Men need to take a stand here and teach their wives what is to be TRULY VALUED in this life. Then take them on a vacation to a third world country for a month for a real perspective on things…..