... if I interpret the forum rules correctly: As we've discussed it before, it skirts the line... but I recently recieved a new twist. I'm cheap, and my GAS has always been fairly self-sustaining, I m a y b e pop an additional $200-$300 additional in parts/mods/taxes in some years. When I flip something, it's almost always at a profit, and I keep cash from flips out of our regular account so it doesn't affect cash flow (though parts, out of necessity are bought on credit). I tell the Mrs about purchases for parts, and keep all my receipts for sales and purchases (except CL, in which case I save the ad). As many will identify with, the Mrs often gets a glazed look when telling her about new acquisitions. But something's up now... I had a open mic gig of two sets last month, and I've been working on playing out again. This is not sitting well with her, and now the Mrs is EXTREMELY interested in my guitars and GAS. To the point that my music room is being gone through every week to see if I'm "hiding" anything, I did recently have a sell off of a few things, and used the proceeds for some gig-worthy cases, a new Jazz bass build, and a Squier VM Jaguar... All of which she was informed of. Yet, my cases, containers, and gig bag pockets are being rifled through every week. It's not a money thing, heck... Her yearly mani-pedi's alone are 3-5 times the cost of my yearly GAS layout (many years I end up with a cash surplus from flips). But I'm starting to get worried... it hasn't become an argument or "issue" yet, but the "inventory" continues every week (usually when I'm at work). She's not shy about it, she leaves stuff open, and isn't trying to hide it, but also doesn't talk about it (I have mentioned it, she says "Oh, I only did that once"). Yikes!