I have a very nosy neighbor. She will get in your business like no one else. It was getting annoying to the point I wanted to really say something to her about minding her own business. I try to redirect her away from gossip and it never works. I do not want to be rude, but I like to avoid her as much as possible. She is super nosy about knowing how much people earn. I used a paystub maker online to feed her false information as a practical joke.
I earn a below average living. It is a struggle to get by at times. My house matches the other ones on the street for value, but it was given to me by my grandfather. The furniture inside is older but well kept. I drive a used car. There is nothing that makes me look wealthier than my other neighbors. I started grooming my neighbor by mentioning things about saving money and not spending it even if you have a lot of it. Then I printed out pay stubs using the pay stub maker I found online that showed me earning 10 times what I currently make for a living. I just took my real pay stub information and multiplied it by a factor of 10. Then I left the file folder on my kitchen table with the paystubs I printed in it showing each one going back to the beginning of the year.
I left the folder out with a calculator and some tax forms like I was getting ready to do my taxes. My neighbor was visiting and I poured us some coffee. Then I excused myself to answer my house phone. I had dialed through using my cell phone I had in lap. I held a fake conversation for a few minutes to allow her time to snoop. I could see by the look on her face that she had looked in the folder while I was gone. Now she has some information to keep her busy wondering about for some time to come!