“Shopping is cheaper than therapy.” What’s YOUR take on this? Whoever said that money cannot buy happiness has definitely got it all wrong. The joy of swiping your card and buying a cashmere coat for yourself! Of course, you shouldn’t be swiping your card for everything that your heart desires. There is a difference between […]
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?
You’ll see that I have come really far; I believe in myself and I have the right attitude to take me even further against a backdrop of overspending. I know that I am not all alone in this, as a mere search through the internet will reveal that many are those who have found themselves […]
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 […]
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’.) […]
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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.