I was just wondering if other people have this kind of marriage. Since I have been married 14 years, my wife always wrote the checks and balanced the check book. Other than that she has no interest in money. Grant it, she does not spend out of control and has always did a good job with the checkbook, but she never got involved with investing or building a nest egg for the future. This is fine because I send the max to my 401K and I send extra toward my mortgage. In the beginning it was always a struggle to get her to see my way of thinking when it came to this. She has always said that I should not put so much in my 401K because we could use more money in my pay check and she tries to haggle with me on how much extra I send toward the mortgage. We always end up fighting about it. We have never been in credit card debt and every year my net worth has gone up and the house is going to be paid off in 8 more years. Sometimes I enjoy talking about how great it is going to be after the mortgage is paid off. She just says that other things will replace it and it will not be as great as I think. I don't understand why she is so negative about my passion for this area of my life. Why can't she understand I'm doing this for her benefit also. O.K. There's my vent. Does anyone else ever go through this. I love my wife and other than this she is a lot of fun and has been a great wife, but I feel I can't share this personal finance stuff with her because she basically hates when I talk about it. By the way she forbids me of saying the names of Dave Ramsey and David Bach in front of her.