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Featuring Dr. April Benson

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The psychology of sale shopping: How to spot and avoid the tricks used to get you spending

January 7th, 2020


Unknown Therapists Say You Can Be ‘Addicted’ To Shopping. Here’s How.

November 29th, 2019

Online Shopping: How to Beat the System

July 26th, 2019


Why we shop and shop and shop

June 21st, 2019

Spend too much? Here’s what is causing you to be a shopaholic

July 17th, 2019

Why these shoppers regret their Amazon Prime Day purchases

July 17th, 2019

How Facebook’s Libra could lead you to clean out your wallet

July 5th, 2019

PERSONAL FINANCE How to stop the payday splurge according to 4 experts

April 12th, 2019


Live Life Fully: Could you be an online shopaholic?

April 5th, 2019


Inside The Psychology Behind Shopping Addiction

January 21st, 2019

Image result for Quartz news How to save your time money and sanity amidst endless seasonal sales

January 1st, 2019

Image result for nbc new image Compulsive spending: How to avoid impulse purchases this holiday season

December 5th, 2018

Image result for vox yellow Singles Day, China’s anti-Valentine’s shopping holiday, is spreading to the US

November 12th, 2018

Image result for vox yellow Stores use these tricks to get you to spend money. Don’t fall for it.

November 9th, 2018

You could be an online shopping addict. Here’s how to tell

July 25th, 2018

How to avoid overshopping on the longest Amazon Prime Day yet

July 13, 2018

How Can I Shop a Sale Without Losing My Head?

May 18, 2018

Unknown 8 Times When You Really Should Not Go Shopping

January 31, 2018

Overspending comes with an emotional cost

October 23, 2017

Crush Impulsive Buying With These Four Jedi Mind Tricks

October 20, 2017

Live Life Fully: Are you an online shopaholic?

October 14, 2017

 Shop till you drop. Literally

October 4th, 2017

Minimalism Mode

June 2017

How Do I Know If I Have a Shopping Addiction?

June 16, 2017

Trying to save? Here’s how to manage deprivation

May 12, 2017

Do you really need that? No, you don’t

April, 2017

How to Help Your Shopaholic Friend Save Money

February 24, 2017

12 Tricks Department Stores Use to Make You Spend More (without realizing it)

February 10, 2017


 Shopaholic? 3 Ways to Curb Your Shopping Addiction

November 17, 2016

12 Clear Signs Your Shopping Is Out of Control
Why Retail Therapy Feels Good, But Won’t Make You Happier in the Long Run

December 13, 2016

Already Blown Your Holiday Budget? Quick Ways to Get Back on Track Fast

December 7, 2016

grow Swap It, Don’t Stop It: How to Spend Less on Things You Love

September 20, 2016

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July 12, 2016

Why I’m A Beauty Junkie: An Expert Analysis

July 10, 2016

Shopaholic? Tips to curb spending a jam-packed closet

July 03, 2016

Inside the Facebook Group of People Addicted to QVC
January 31, 2016
These Americans are the most embarrassed about their credit-card debt  January 28, 2016
ahopelogo1 Shopping Addiction During the Holiday Season
November 12, 2015
     Why Shopping Is So Addicting

Unknown Experts: People Playing ‘Rewards Game’ Should Not Overspend
December 28, 2015
Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 11.06.26 AM Overshopping or Overspending? Personalized Text Messages Can Help
December 30, 2015
product-fe7-quartz Everyday Ethical Changes Every Person Can Make For a Better World in 2016
December 30, 2015
Will you get better shopping deals online or in-store?                   December 10th, 2015
Google+-Bh-cover-photo To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop
December 8, 2015
image_gallery Got Debt? Your Mental Health Could Be at Risk
December, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 3.43.26 PM Living With Shopping Addiction
December 8, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 11.00.43 AM Still Time to Avoid a Holiday Overspending Hangover
December 7, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 2.36.50 PM What shopping addiction really looks like — and how to quit
December 2, 2015
9 ways to curb out-of-control online shopping                                     November 13th, 2015
logo 7 Signs You May Be a Shopping Addict November 11, 2015
Unknown How to Save Money When You’re Young, Dumb, and Broke
November 4, 2015
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September 3, 2015Eat, Shop and Be Merry (Part Two)
September 10, 2015
Jean Chatzky: Emotions that fuel  spending                                                July 28, 2015
addiction How Texting Might Help You Stop Shopping Too Much
June 18, 2015
racked Why I Own Four Wedding Gowns
June 4, 2015
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May 30, 2015
kbk wealth Kick that Overspending Addiction to the Curb with This Innovative New Program
May 26, 2015
CreditCardGuide 7 Recovery Tips for Shopping Addictions
May 4, 2015
LuckyShops_Logo  What It’s Like To Recover From Shopping Addiction
April 21, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 12.40.47 PM The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion
March 25, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-04-06 at 1.02.32 PM America’s Clutter Problem
March 12, 2015
images Can you police your spouse’s spending habits? 
February 10, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 7.14.41 PM Practitioner Profile, J. of Financial Therapy, Vol.5,Issue 2
Unknown How to Tell if Your Love of Shopping is Actually an Addiction
images Shopping Secrets Retailers Don’t Want You To Know
Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 11.34.23 PM How to tell if you’re an online shopaholic, November 25, 2014
NY-City-Woman_Main-870x530 Shopping ‘Till You Drop: A Joy or an Addiction?
images-1 Art and Obsession Among New York’s Collectors, August 10, 2014
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The New Psychology of Money May 19, 2014
 Unknown On ‘The 12-Year-Old Shopaholic, and Other Big Spending Kids September 30, 2014
daily_journal__logo[1] Everyday Cheapskate: Signs you might be a shopaholic April 10, 2014
cnbc-hdr-logo Shop Under the Influence at Clothing Store Bars December 6, 2013
Unknown Shopping Bulimia: Is binge and purge buying the newest disorder? December 2, 2013
readers_digest_logo Top Psychology Tricks to Spend Less While Shopping November 23, 2013
fiscal-times-logo 7 Ways to Score the Best Black Friday Deals November 22, 2013
badcredit 10 Best Blogs for Shopaholics October 2, 2013
Try-it-Out Tuesday: Resisting Fall Sales September 13, 2013
When Retail Therapy Becomes a Shopping Addiction Compulsive shopping can be a destructive obsession — learn the warning signs of this tricky behavioral addiction. August 29, 2013
 Unknown Ask the Expert: April Lane Benson, Ph.D. August 20, 2013
Online shopping addictions can be detrimental to your financial health: experts August 8, 2013
Why Shopping Can Be Good for Your Health May 20, 2013
Help! I’m a Shopaholic May 20, 2013
One in Five Shopaholics Is Like Buzz Bissinger April 4, 2013
A Gucci-Fueled Pursuit of a New Sense of Identity April 3, 2013
RealSimple How Much Can I Really Afford? April, 2013
Buzz Bissinger Checks Into Rehab for Shopping Addiction—But Is It Real? March 28, 2013
Have a Valentines Day on a Budget Without Looking Cheap Monday, February 11th, 2013
Confessions of Former Shopaholics January 25, 2013
The Rise of the Super-Sales Shoppers December 24, 2012
Holiday Shopping Addiction: Are You a Shopaholic? December 17, 2012
Drunk Shopping: Are You Guilty of SUI (Shopping Under The Influence)? November 1, 2012
Questions for Yourself About Spending Habits October 2012
Anatomy of an Online Flash Sale Addict October 1, 2012
Are You A Shopaholic? September 25, 2012
Preventing a Debt or Diet Chain Reaction September 15, 2012
Card May be a Step Toward Recovery for Addicts September, 2012
Crazy Beautiful September 2012
Shop Till You Drop? How to Stop July 16, 2012
Sex, Lies and Shopping May 2012
How to Guard Yourself From Flash Sales April 24, 2012
Buying happiness: Shoppers find comfort from retail therapy February 23, 2012
Retail Therapy February 2012
Compulsive shopping: When spending is like substance abuse January 3, 2012
Why We Collect Stuff: Collecting as Pleasure and Pain December 30, 2011
The rise of the drunken shopper December 28th, 2011
Gilt Addicts Anonymous: The Daily Online Flash Sale Fixation December 22, 2011
Online retailing: The mobile allure December 20, 2011
How to Discuss a Relative’s Debt Crisis December 8, 2011
Shop ‘Til You Stop: How to Treat Compulsive Spending December 6, 2011
Black Friday Shopping: 8 Tips To Curb Overspending November 25, 2011
Designer Deals Are Calling Out to Tech-Savvy Fashionistas November 2011
Indulging in Guilty Pleasures Is Actually Good for You (in Small Doses) October 2011
AFP Desperate US consumers turn to ‘extreme couponing’ September 17, 2011
Are You A Shopaholic? September 7, 2011
Chic Discount Sites Allow Users to Find Designer Goods for Less April 22, 2011
How to Determine if You Have a Shopping Addiction April 2011
Three Shopaholic Words: Card, Credit, and Shop April 2011
Daily Deals Try to Entice Customers into Buying Blitz March 31, 2011
Woman’s World March 14, 2011
Self Magazine January, 2011
Buyer beware: One luxury item can spark shopping spree January 5, 2011 Reining In Retail Addiction December 25, 2010 Ask Questions About Store Return Policy December 24, 2010
Is there such a thing as compulsive shopping? December 16, 2010
Spending Gone Wild Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Toronto Sun Spending Gone Wild December 14, 2010
The True Meaning of Shopping December 14, 2010
Careless-spending celebrities lose sympathy with American public December 9, 2010 Choices: When shopping becomes a problem December 8, 2010 Being Rich and Thin Go Hand in Hand December 7, 2010
Don’t be a shopaholic this season December 4, 2010
Have Yourself A Mindful Merry Christmas December 1, 2010
Whole Living Conscious Spending: What Am I Shopping For? December, 2010, p. 126
The Daily Beast Who Spends the Most? November 25, 2010

Addicts who face $$ death by plastic November 25, 2010
Get your holiday shopping act together now November 1, 2010
The Diva October 25, 2010
How to Recognize if You Have a Shopping Problem October 13, 2010
5 steps to stop compulsive spending October 1, 2010
Shop-and-tell web trend fuels tween addicts October 1, 2010
San Diego Statement San Diego Statement Newsletter October, 2010
Do you shop compulsively? August 26, 2010

Giuliani Daughter Shoplifting Arrest: Is Alleged Theft a Cry for Help? August 5, 2010
The Chronical Working Through April Lane Benson’s To Buy or Not to Buy August/September, 2010
Don’t Invest on an Empty Stomach July 29, 2010
Natural Health Magazine The high of the buy June 2010

Deal Breakers Summer Issue, 2010

Buying Trouble Summer Issue, 2010

Help! My Spending is Boiling Over May 25, 2010

Are You A Return-a-holic? May 21, 2010
How To Make Sure Your “Deal” Is Really A Deal March 22, 2010

To Buy or Not To Buy March 13, 2010
Are You a Shopaholic? March 8, 2010
One-Touch Shopping, for Members Only March 4, 2010 Money: Born To Spend February 18, 2010

Consumer Reports: Four Different Shopping Personalities December 20, 2009
Holiday Budgets: How to Shop Smart For Gifts December 13, 2009

How to teach kids not to be greedy December 12, 2009

Buy, But Beware December 1, 2009
Holiday season a dangerous time for those with addictions November 18, 2009
Recession makes consumers more cautious September, 2009
Cheap thrills come at a real price September, 2009

The City They Never Leave, pg.3 August 28, 2009
Why Do Some People Have Addictive Personalities? August, 2009
10 Questions About Shopping to Fill An Emotional Void August, 2009
How to Make Better Money Decisions August, 2009
Suppressing The Urge To Splurge June 20, 2009
Stop Overshopping: 3 Proven Strategies June 19, 2009
Last-Minute Splurges: Why You Can’t Resist June 17, 2009
To Buy or Not to Buy March-April issue, 2009
Dig Deeper Into Yourself, Not Your Wallet p.17 Winter Edition, 2009
Breaking the taboo: Talking money with your family March 19, 2009
To Buy or Not To Buy March 13, 2009
Trouble Stopping Shopping: Compulsive Buying Disorder February 17, 2009
Buy, buy, buy: Shopaholics find deals too sweet February 12, 2009
Thanks, recession! Tough Times Help Shopaholics February 12, 2009
Our stuff, our selves; We all want things. But does getting them really make us happy? February 11, 2009
Oniomaniac Movie Just in Time for Valentine’s Day February 11, 2009
Real-life shopaholics in a world of hurt February 8, 2009
There’s a cure for compulsive shopping February 8, 2009
Shopaholics will be shopaholics February 5, 2009
Are Shopaholics Really Ill? February 5, 2009
Guilty pleasures revised February 2, 2009
Attention, Shopaholics: Your Weakness May Be a Proper Disease January 28 2009 Edition
Terrific Tights: A Bright Look to Warm You January 4 2009 Edition
Shopaholics’ Dilemma December 2008
I Shop, Therefore I Am Monday, December 29, 2008
This Year, More Than Ever, It’s Tough to Be a Compulsive Shopper December 14, 2008
Compulsive Shopping: Disorder or disease? December, 2008
To Buy or Not to Buy – Overshopping can be an extremely dangerous coping mechanism Tuesday, November 25, 2008
New TV Special Looks at Compulsive Spenders Who Risk All For a Retail Fix Thursday, July 17, 2008
Hard Times, but Your Lips Look Great Thursday, May 1, 2008
Money Talks January 2008
Sometimes, Shopping Can Be Therapeutic Sunday, April 1, 2007
Millions May Be Addicted To Shopping Friday, October 13, 2006
Out of The Addict September/October 2006 Edition
Buy Now, Pay Later September 2006 Edition
The Psychology of Shopping Friday, October 7, 2005
When only the best will do Sunday, July 3, 2005
King Kong debt meets middle-class life Monday, August 16, 2004
Helping Shopaholics Buy Into Treatment Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Slaves to the Sale November 2002 Edition
Born to Shop Thursday, July 26, 2001
When Shopping Heals Fall 2000 Edition
Stop Me Before I Buy Monday, July 12, 1999

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