Sheri usually tells the kids that we are "poor", or "broke", or "we don't have any money" for them to go to the movies, or go out to eat all the time. (Which is usually true anyways...)
I was in Elizabeth's room last night getting her ready for bed...
E: Pulls her jewelry box out from under her bed.
E: "Daddy, look.... I have money. I'm not poor like you and mommy."