Alright, this is what is going on. Before I got no money what so ever so I had nothing to save, the little money I got from doing private tech support I used to buy geekery. Then I got an adult job, and now I have money to buy things. But naturally all of us have to save money to achieve things. That being a trip, the buying of a house or a car, buying stocks or starting a business; something.
That being said, you can't buy stuff with all of your money. No matter how much money you have, you need to keep yourself from buying all you want with that particular amount of money, and put some of it away, that involves a sacrifice.
The big question is, what things are ok to spend money on, and what things are not. How to identify what things are not just a fulfillment of you consumerism mind?
Since geekery involves passion for something (as Scott put it) you probably can spend an unreasonable amount of money on that. Now I'm paying all of my necessities, but so far no savings.
An example, I bought a PS3, that was absolutely necessary because I enjoy it a lot. On the other hand every time I go in the game store I buy a game, most of which I only play once. On that example things are purposely easy to identify, but that does not occur on regular basis.
What are you guy's thoughs on the saving money on the right things issue?