As most of you know I have recently gotten divorced. Ever since the divorce I have been spending money like crazy. Here is the list so far (in order of purchase date): Sirius satellite radio Xbox 360 (with games/controllers) Xbox Live 50" Plasma TV 5.1 Wireless Surround Sound with 5 disc upconvert DVD player Now here is the thing, I haven't just gone out and thrown all this on a credit card. I bought the Sirius with my tax return, the xbox with a bonus from work, the TV with my cashed out 401k (don't comment on this please, thats another story), and the surround sound with the price match rebate I got after the TV went on sale. I use the Siruis everyday at my new job and have been looking at getting one for a long time. I bought the xbox to keep myself busy when I wasn't working so I wouldn't be thinking about suicide or my exwife. I cashed out my 401k from my old job to pay for repairs to my car and used the rest to buy half of a plasma TV and then when I saw that the TV went on sale (gg Best Buy price match guarantee ) they credited me the difference and I bought a badass home theater sound system. Am I trying to fill a void by making purchases? Or am I realizing that now that I am single (and have a pretty good paying job) that I can buy all the toys I wanted and not have to worry about a family?