I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It’s awful. If I’m on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I’m going, I’m liable to say I’m going to the opera. It’s terrible” (J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye).
Men lie. Men lie especially if it concerns money and incomes. They are sure that women are focused exceptionally on materialistic values. Well, it is a mistake to think so. Anyway men tend to exaggerate their achievements and deeds. Of course there are many women who buy into all these tricks. But you should remember that it is not the main thing they are interested in.