The emotional rush that can come from shopping and spending money might start anywhere from a young age to your older years, but no matter when it begins, it can grow out of control at a rapid pace. Spending might bring feelings of control and satisfaction but really it can be part of a spiral out of control. While not everyone’s shopping addictions are so bad their purchases fill the entirety of their home, a shopping addiction is an addiction nonetheless. If you feel yourself getting swept up in the excitement of spending, take a step back and learn to dampen your habits while they are still in your control.
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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.