I've noticed a number of times in posts here guys saying they have to get clearance from their wife to purchase a new piece of equipment for their business. Is that the norm around here? For those who do need to get the OK, is your wife really qualified to make such judgements about things that affect the health, productivity, profitability and direction of the business? If a wife is intimately involved in the business, and is viewing the purchase decision from a pure business standpoint, then I can see her input representing a valuable resource. If that's not the case, I see the potential for problems. If she's viewing the purchase as an entity outside the business, and a rival to other places family funds could be directed, could be she doesn't have a firm grasp of the concept that the business is the source of the family funds she's concerned about. In that instance her input may not contribute to reaching an astute business decision. So how do you guys handle this delicate situation? Kid gloves? Iron hand? Limp wrist?