I could never quite put my finger in it until she showed up at letterman in a pink coat with a big pink chanel bag. Now i love chanel bags, but to have one in pink is flaunting your wealth. How many times are you going to use your $5000 pink chanel bag? Howard tries to hide his wealth, denies bowling alley, wears $100 watch, and she is flaunting wealth she didnt earn and goes against howard's values. I know he loves her, but he has to cringe everytime she comes home with another $ 5,000 bag. Howard, alison and their girls would never spend money like that.