Do you often apply the cost of high living rule? My players stole a great deal of silver pieces, and they are not spending it. Soon after they did, they went on to hide in the wilderness, because they were wanted men where they stole it any way. Their wanderings took them to other nation, where they have just arrived, and where they have spent relatively very little. In the wilderness they couldn't have spend the money, but now in the city, they gave themselves to wenching and drinking for a few days, but are now keeping a low profile. Any way, by the cost of things listed in the rule book, it seems to me they could very well go on like this for a long time. Attempts to steal the money from them with NPCs have failed, and they have this big stash conveniently saved. I just discovered the high cost of living rule, which seems a good way to deplete their wealth, to force them to push for money.