Most collectors don't have much trouble with this first one, but we've all known or seen or heard of someone who was drowning in debt, unable to keep their head above water. Often, it's through no fault of their own, but it's all too easy to overspend and get ourselves into financial trouble, especially when you're as passionate about something as collectors are about their collections.
This is just the beginning of the discussion. If you have any suggestions or comments you'd like to share, I'd be happy to hear them. I plan to talk more about budgeting in a later post.