A Day in the Life of a Shopaholic

If just reading Elizabeth Hartney’s fictional account of “the day to day experience of shopping addiction” on about.com leaves you feeling exhausted, try to imagine what it’s like to really have a shopping problem. Here’s a sample of what Hartney describes: Wake up and make yourself two cups of coffee in your expensive new coffee machine. Go to work. Lunch break: Head to the mall for some retail therapy. Slow afternoon: Take a break with your favorite shopping website. Plan for five minutes, but all of a sudden two hours have gone by. Work hard to make up for lost time. Head home to creditors on the answering machine and past-due bills in the mailbox.

Read the full article here: A Day in the Life of a Shopaholic

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More