As I posted a few months back, one of my weaknesses is electronics. I don't care about a shopping for clothes, shoes, sports equipment, etc. The one thing I like is electronics and cool electronic gadgets. This was the cause of a big portion of the credit card debt I accumulated through the years. I bought TVs, DVD players, cellphones, GPS, satellite radio, etc like they only cost a dollar. If I wanted it, I just whipped out the credit card and it was mine.
One of my co-workers came into work yesterday and showed me his cool new Blackberry phone. This is one of the phones I have wanted for awhile. I played with the phone for a minute and those old feelings came back again. My plan was to go out at lunch and get me one too!
Luckily, I came to my senses and realized what I was about to do was crazy and I don't want do that anymore. I also thought about the responses I would get once I posted about it here on my blog!! Why should I go out and drop $200-300 for a new phone when I can apply that money to my debt? Why do I need a new phone when I have a perfectly good one already?
I'm ok now and the feeling has passed.