The philosophy I came up with really helps.
It's called drop a zero.
If it cost $10,000.. it was $1,000
If it cost $5,000 .. it was $500
Since zero is nothing... I'm not really lying, it's more of a fib for her own protection. If she know what i really spent she would have a heart attack. We would have matching Defibrillators at the very least!
This if for her own good! It makes me feel good that I am so concerned with here health
I almost forgot!! I also you "I traded some stuff for it". Money is stuff, isn't it?