“I even considered becoming an escort to make extra money to fund my addiction.” These are the words of male fashion blogger and shopaholic Jared Lowe. At least three or four times a week, Lowe found himself lugging huge shopping bags down the street, filled with designer clothing and shoes: Items he already owned in excess. He had experienced shopping addiction since high school. Lowe says that he would always take odd jobs to be able to purchase the latest styles. Being a fashion blogger doesn’t help, since it’s a competitive world that requires you to stay on the cutting edge of fashion. He’s now working on self-discipline and has made a budget.
Read the entire article here: It Happened to Me: I’m A Male Fashion Blogger and a Compulsive Shopper
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.