Earlier this week, Buzz Bissinger, writer of Friday Night Lights, confessed to shopaholism in GQ article. He admitted to a buying spree that ate up over half a million dollars in less than two years and that he was checking himself into rehab for his shopping addiction. But most compulsive shoppers are neither famous nor rich. Most are young and have incomes of less than $50,000. Celebrities and next-door-neighbor types alike can fall victim to a shopping addiction, and though their purchases may not always be on the same scale, this behavioral addiction is “an equal-opportunity mood-changer.”
Read the article here: Buzz Bissinger Checks Into Rehab for Shopping Addiction—But Is It Real?
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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.