Wife says no to spending $ on Computer

cletus_slackjawd

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I've spent a lot of money on upgrades, software and useless computer stuff.
Wife is mad and will not let me spend anymore for sometime (Prob a year). Should I cancel my MAXPC magazine as to not be tempted?
 
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With the internet and google at your disposal I don't know why you'd want to waste money on a magazine anyway?

One can still read articles and reviews to remain on top of technology advancements without actually buying the stuff so in that regard it doesn't hurt to keep reading but as I say a magazine just seems such a waste when you have the internet and bookmarks.

LoneWolf_53

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With the internet and google at your disposal I don't know why you'd want to waste money on a magazine anyway?

One can still read articles and reviews to remain on top of technology advancements without actually buying the stuff so in that regard it doesn't hurt to keep reading but as I say a magazine just seems such a waste when you have the internet and bookmarks.
 
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cletus_slackjawd

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Good point. I just don't see the point in getting a magazine either, especially when it's really just a clever advertisement tool. When you don't have the money, not the brightest idea to be reading and getting ideas.
 
Magazines?... it`s still around in 2010?

Also... what softwares are you buying? Try freewares!

As for parts... purchase with future proof in mind. I never upgrade my system because I never need to. I end up purchasing a whole new system at each 4 years and sell the other one.
 

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I didnt know Tom's had a sniveler's lounge.

I see 3 problems:

1...spent a lot of money on usless stuff.
2...Wife is mad
3...MAXPC magazine

Here is my advice..2c worth

Quit spending money on useless stuff trying to satisfy your addiction.
Get rid of the MAXPC magazine.
Spend more time with your wife than with your computer. Take her out to dinner and give her a really nice gift..tell her how much you love her.
Start saving money for that upgrade you want. Figure out what you really dont need in your daily expences and put that money away.
Show your wife you are trying to be responsible.
 

LoneWolf_53

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:lol: Sounds familiar.

Mine always said "what's yours is ours, and what's mine is none of your business".

Now she's single and what's mine is none of her business. Ironic? Maybe. :D
 

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Take her aside and explain that modern civilization is base on consumer indebteness, and that as a good citizen it is your responsibility to spend more than you make. Therefore, the choice simply comes down to what you are spending in excess on... Point out your neighbors Big-Foot truck, the Bass Boat that belongs to the guy across the street, the John Deere riding mower that the dude with the 1/4 acre rides, the Bimbo with Bolt-Ons who suns in the front yard, and then your plethora of computers. Ask her what she'd rather you were buying, and with any luck it will be one of the last two...
 

Yyrd

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its cheaper to rent wives then to own one.

so cancel the wife. and keep the magazines. IMHO~! pity i don't follow my own advice.

arg, goto go, got wife-agro.bbl
 

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DIVORCE!!!
 

Yyrd

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Asking here shows you want to kick the wife to the curb. to ask this question on a PC nerd site show you want a bias answer. therefore at least there was a subconscious effort of you wanting a gentle push to motivate you.

just tell us how it goes, im sure 50% of us are thinking the same thing as you just don't have the balls to admit it.

anyways, any gamer chicks left?