Ive been pretty good with my spending for the last 4-5 months up until last month I'd say. During that time, I was able to keep my big ticketed purchases to a minimum. Basically if I didnt need it, didnt get it and saved the money instead. Just up until last month I have been falling back into my old routine. I'll admit I make some really decent coin, but Im not rich or anything. And I do think that at times I tend to overlook just how fortunate I am to be making this money. Meaning undervaluing the importance of saving up money and bit too easy on my spending. From the way Ive been spending lately..you would think it Its wierd because if I go broke or low on funds, my spending habits are much more controlled. But then again, when you have no money you would be forced to adjust your spending ways. Here are my high priced items in t he past month or so. 1. Two laptops within the last month and half (one was sold last week) - $1200 (one I have now) 2. Large LCD monitor - $560 3. Eye frames (including the lens and tax) - $400 4. Bed $550 Ok the bed sure I needed it. Eyeframes yes, but I didnt have to spend that much. LCD monitor, I really dont need, its a total want...but right now I love it too much to return it. And right now, I am this close to making a deal with a guy for a $1250 cell phone, but I would be getting it for $675CDN. Still alot I know...Im trying to resist and tell myself "Yes I need a new phone, but I dont need a $1250 phone" Give me tips and fast....I will be really ashamed of myself if I were to get that phone right now. Even more so my family....they would KILL ME!!!! Because sure I have the money, but the fact is there is always much more important things to put that money towards.