Varelse's money habits are almost exactly like my own.
Me: Ooooooooh! Shiny! It's pretty. (I then examine it, and generally have fun)
Mom: do you want to buy it
Me: (looking at the price tag) no. too expensive.
I later think I should have bought it, but maybe not
It also sounds like the knowlege seekers habits from the article.
The affect of my odd habit is that I've saved up a fair bit of money for a student. My only tempation is books, but our library is amazing. My sister, however, is constantly broke. I have no idea how she manages it.