I'm by no means rich, just very frugal, or as my wife likes to put it, a cheap bastard
At least you can take care of what needs to be taken care of though. I mean, I hope, and I'm sure, you buy your wife whatever she needs and wants
, but there's so many people out there who just don't know how to handle money. I, personally, keep track of everything I spend. I keep my cash receipts, my debit receipts, my credit receipts (I just got my first credit card!), and my check receipts together. I do this to make sure I'm not getting ripped off, for one, and to make sure I have enough money for the things I'd like to buy.
One big strain on my bf's and my relationship for the past four years, is the fact that he doesn't. I wish that money wasn't an issue, but when you don't keep track of it or plan ahead, it always ends up being an issue.
...anyways, all I planned on saying in response to what you said was going to be, "Buy your wife nice things!" hehe