Signs That You May Be Addicted to Shopping
It's normal to do a lot of shopping this time of year, especially last weekend. It's also a dangerous time of year for shopaholics. Here are some signs you might be addicted to shopping.
- You almost never go a week without buying something. Obviously things like milk and eggs don't count. We're talking about stuff you want, but don't need. Amazon.com can be a risky place for that, especially if you have free shipping.
- You're big into "retail therapy." Meaning you buy stuff to make yourself feel better. Like when you're having a bad day at work, you go online and buy something to compensate.
- You catch yourself trying to justify your purchases. Like maybe a sweater was 40% off, so you claim you're actually saving money, because you'll need a new one eventually. But if you have two that look just like it, you're really wasting money.
- Your credit card debt is mostly from shopping. And it's not from one or two big things you had to buy, it's from a hundred little things you didn't.