My co-worker has a very high-maintenance girlfriend.
By high maintenance, i mean that she demands and gets so that he pays everything for her. They are 21 (her) and 25 (him) respectively. They live in a 250 000$ apartment in sweden's second-largest city, right smack in the middle of town. He does not own the place, or the mortgage, but is paying rent to HER father (who has the loan). But it's okay - because once he's paid off 10 000$, the father is going to GIVE him the apartment. yep. 250 000$ apartment. For free. With a loan.
The financial acumen of this kid is not to be trifled with. (i say kid, though i'm 5-6 years his senior :P).
I know for a fact he pays her medication, food, dog clothes, restaurant visits, an assortment of makeups and so forth. So today he asks me.
CW: So, do you know what graphics card to get? I really want to be able to play more CS:GO, and with better FPS than i have now.
Me: Yeah, sure. Computer specs? Alright. You should go for this card. (160$ card linked).
CW: What about a screen? I'm thinking about one of those 4k screen. Is this one good.
Me: Yeah, that one's good. It's also 900$. You might wanna think that over.
CW: (Goes silent on Skype for a long time)
Me: Yo? Dude?
CW: Yeah, girlfriend wanted some new fitted bedsheets. I had to buy those. They're 700$, so now i have to wait a bit for the card and so on.
Me: Right. Yeah. Better check your financials.
CW: Wait til the 25th, then i'm gonna order sooooo much stuuuuuffffff!
Me: *Facepalming behind the computer*
That girlfriend is hot. No doubt about it. But -come on-.
He earns, a fact i know since i'm the COO of the company, about 2200$ a month. Before taxes. Which is good for his age and the work he does, and good considering we're in sweden. (Wages are less here.)
Buuuut...i fear the dude's headed to an early financial ruin.