The opposite here - My wife wants nothing to do with the finances.If your wife says no you might want to ask her why. My wife of 47 years handles the finances. If she says we can't do, then we can't do it. We worked that out long, long ago. However if she say's we can't do it she'll always tell me why.
When it comes to a major purchase like a tractor or implement or vehicle we sit down and I explain it all to her and we discuss it. All of our married lives I take care of the outside stuff and she the inside stuff.
Part of the reason we talk about it is that I want to make sure I am thinking right. Yes, I can also get tunnel vision and get caught up with the “wants” vs. the needs. She is the most frugal person I know. I have to beg her repeatedly to simply buy herself a pair of shoes when she needs them badly. So she does have some good insight when it comes to a major purchase.
I’ve had a small lawn service business going since I was around 16 years old. I’ve always had the mentality that any equipment purchase has to justify itself - in other words it has to earn its keep or at the very least be able to makes its own payment. So I’ve gathered most of my outdoor equipment that way.
Now it’s a different story being I haven’t been able to work the past 7-8 years. And my wife became disabled some 10-12 years ago and doesn't qualify for any type of disability. So properly maintining my 14 year old tractor and all the other equipment has become paramount as there are no new purchases in our future.