For many people – especially women – a driving force behind overshopping can be the need for a wide variety of new and different products and stimulation. When you think about it, shopping can be a very stimulating activity and might be a key point for people who shop to avoid boredom. But it is important to remember all the variety and richness you already have in your life (and your closet). Shopping for “preloved” items can fulfill the need for new pieces in your wardrobe, and you can “upcycle” your own items for a fresh fashion burst without the price tag. Adding zest to your wardrobe doesn’t have to mean a shopping splurge!
Read the entire article here: I Love You… Again!
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.