A shopping addiction can really sneak up on you. Many shopping addicts do not even care about what they buy as much as the feeling they get when they buy. If you suspect you may be a compulsive spender, step back and take a look at your habits. Do you spend money when you feel disappointed, angry, or scared? Do you find yourself in arguments with close friends and family about your spending habits? Are money, spending, and bills always on your mind? These points and more may suggest a shopping addiction, and the sooner you seek help, the sooner you can find personal stability.
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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.