"Tasmetus has 922 platinum that can be spent on the expedition, just uh...try to not let everyone else spend it all if you can. Negotiate and bargain as if you were ME okay?" said a regular player who can't make it to the next session as he calls me to notify me and authorize spending his 922 platinum pieces (about 75% of his money according to my accounting) in the upcoming session as the party is hiring a ship, and hirelings to go on a crazy gold-hunting scheme.
So he's authorized me, the one guy at the table who's often comes up with schemes to part the PCs from their money so as to motivate other money seeking adventures on their part, to spend his money. Really?
I could of course just hand the other players the money and encourage them not to spend all of it, I'm sure they'd be fair...
He's forgetting the two highest level characters in the party ( (of which he is one)) are rich, another is well-off and everyone else has what equates to pocket change in paying for a large expedition. I know ultimately I'll be fair but I don't really need to spend a lot of valuable table time arguing with the players over how to spend funds.
So would you trust your DM and fellow players to spend 922 Platinum Pieces (valued at 9220 g.p. in this campaign and most of your fortune) in your absence?