Here's a topic I just haven't seen to my recall.
How nutty did you go with having little possessions and intentionally choosing lesser pay for more "spirituality" as a Witness?
My situation is somewhat comical by today's standards. At Bethel in the mid 70s I got $14 a month to spend.
I tithed $5 to the Watchtower (this is what a true believer is :-)))
something like $4 for either a couple of slices of Pedone's Pizza or a movie once a month.
the rest for deodorant, aspirin, and beer runs to Jersey. (this was usually supplemented by a couple of fine sistas from the congo who slipped you $20 now and then)
my prized possessions were my diefenbachia plant that I think I bought on Furman St one day,
a hand-me down shirt from the hallway "hamper"
a broken half-shell from a couple of con-game artists on the streets of Brooklyn.
and yet I felt materialistic!
If I did it again, I would skip the tithing part!