The primary situation that not only changed my spending habits, but changed my life forever, was having my son, Joel. I knew from the beginning that with the decline of the socio-demographics, I wanted him to go to college and get a full education. If that was going to happen, I needed to start investing […]
TO KNOW ME IS TO LOVE ME OR HATE ME.
My professional life has been a whirlwind of fun and interesting jobs which have made me a Jane of all Trades.
However, along with that person a slightly loud, and obnoxious dork shows up at times. But Marilyn Monroe said it best, "If you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best." I rarely have a mean bone in my body and am always trying to help those around me, sometimes to my own detriment (both personally and professionally). I have a very hard time learning when to just say "No". Especially when it comes to the people I care about. I guess that is also what lead me to be a shopping addict, not being able to say "No".
From Shopping to Saving
Readers, I ask, are you using any of these tools when you go shopping? Are there any other tips that help you become a financial whiz while still being a shopping addict?
One of the habitual reasons psychologists claim that people like myself become shopping addicts is because, at some level, we have a lower self-esteem. Dr. HindieKlien from Psychology Today labeled the particular obsessive-compulsive disorder, ‘oniomania’, also known as compulsive shopping (in case you’re wondering you don’t pronounce it like the vegetable. It’s more like ‘oh-n-i-oh-mania’.) […]
Hello Readers, Catherine, Shopping Addict here. A lot has happened since my last article “Tips and Tricks to Save You Money when you Shop”. I want to tell you that over the past three months of using these tricks of the internet trade in finding a way to save money while shopping, my credit score […]
Since admitting to my shopping addiction, in my article “Are You a Shopping Addict? Identify Yourself!” I have agreed to shop smarter, learning to save money to improve my finances. With this in mind, I started a list of things I already do to smart shop. Go to yard sales for needed items Go to […]
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ARE YOU A SHOPPING ADDICT?
My name is Catherine, and I am a Shopping Addict! It is at this? Point of any other addiction meeting where I would be greeted with a droning “Hello, Catherine,” and I would tell you my story. But let’s bypass that for now. Today, let’s start this blog with identifying what actually makes a person a shopping addict and see how many of my readers will be able to identify themselves as shopping addicts too.
Another symptom is a feeling of thrill or excitement after a purchase. I too can’t stand still when I have found a great deal. I do a little happy dance and can’t wait to brag about my purchase to my friends, telling them all about my great find.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
It is been a pleasure taking you on this exploration of what makes us shopping addicts tick. I hope you are able to gain some useful knowledge, and maybe you will even try out some of the suggestions offered throughout this mini-blog.
FROM SHOPPING TO SAVING ... TOGETHER
Maria Jane Doe
I went online and found some articles to help me curb my spending appetite. First, I gave myself a weekly shopping allowance of $150 a week.
Mary Sue Lin
I work from home, so I don’t need a couture closet like I once did, so I can easily cut back on the spending there, as well as on the accessories for hair and makeup.