Materialism is almost a kind of disease that eats aways at your financial security. It affects the very core of being, causing your heart to get pulled in different directions by the desiring of more things. This in turn causes one to go deeper into the hole. Material belongings can really take hold of you and can be hard to part with. I started realizing at one point that I need less and less things and more and more of God, family, and friends. A desire for nice things is fine but how that desire affects you is a whole other story. Allow God to fill that void with true happiness because any thing you can just simply buy will feel shallow and will not last.