If you've been reading my blog very long, you know about my little (huge) problem back at the turn of the millenium. You know the one. The nearly $25,000 in hidden debt I incurred buying sports cards. I never went into great detail on that story, at least not yet, but it was a very big stumbling block that I threw into my marriage.
Fortunately, my wonderful wife somehow found a way to forgive me, and we are better than ever. It did take three years to pay off, so it's not she's forgotten about it.
Now, I'm pretty good at self-control when it comes to spending money on cards. No credit cards get used and I don't buy/sell on Ebay because that was a problem too. I like to think I would win the "Master of Your Domain" bet with Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer.
How about you? Are you in control. I don't expect any great confessions here, but it's a good time in the collecting calendar to take a step back and evaluate your current state of mind.
Take it from me, you don't want to let this hobby get a crazy hold on you.