My wife wastes money in her way and I waste money in mine. One thing that we agreed on is that we don't waste money on flowers that are just going to die in 2 days. The exception was when she was a director in a corner office and all of her co-workers would see the big bunch of roses carried all the way through the building to her desk. That had her on cloud 9 for a week.
I would rather cut off my arm than live under tyranny!