It's possible that growing up poor has caused your wife to become paranoid about money. You seem to be a fiscally responsible guy but spending large amounts of money on anything other than food, clothing or shelter might be freaking her out. Having different attitudes toward money can cause significant problems in a relationship. Suggest seeing a marriage counselor that specializes in financial issues. Her reaction will tell you what you need to know.
3/9/12 at 8:04pm