Quicken comic check

I don't know about you, but I try to keep my spending on comics in check. In a given week, I'll probably spend about $20-$30 on comics, which I don't think is that bad. JD over at Get Rich Slowly spent a little more than that on comics. In 2006, his spending on comics was at $3,202.91 a year, up from $1640.10 a year in 2004. Now, for those fanatics, that's not that big a deal. But for a lot of others (like me) that would get expensive real quick. This year, he's cut his spending down to $807.89 on comics. How'd he do it? Well, first he used Quicken to track his spending, and realize that yes, there was an increasing trend forming when it came to buying comics. Once he realized that there was an upward trend, he did the following to slow it down: Buy DVDs with comic collections Purchase only titles that interested him Focus more on comic strip compilations (as opposed to comic books) A $500 a year budget for comics Selling comics you don't care for These are obviously just one man's steps, but if you feel like you're spending too much on comics, these steps could be a good start in the right direction to curb it. Of course, its not bad to spend lots on comics, just as long as you don't sacrifice some other part of your financial stability to do so. Get rich slowly with less comics