Compulsive Shopping – How Much is Too Much?

How do you know when your shopping has become too much? Ebay has put together a self-diagnosis list accompanied by suggestions on how to stop compulsive shopping. Do you sneak your purchases into the house only to find you’re no longer interested in what you bought? Do you lie to your spouse about your shopping? Do you find yourself obsessively bidding on auctions for the thrill of winning, even when you can’t afford the purchase price? Write down all of the facts about your shopping problem- is it online, when you’re sad? Make a conscious effort to get a new hobby for when you’re feeling low, like yoga or going to the library.

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, 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