With the rise of smartphones and mobile web technology, it is easier than ever to stay connected with the world. Not surprisingly, the reverse is also true – it is easier for the world to connect with you, too. For those struggling with a shopping addiction, this means one more medium for making purchases. Retailers are keenly aware of this, and are making shopping on a mobile device incredibly easy. There is even a way to scan a credit card with your phone camera to make a purchase. Shopaholics should be especially wary of mobile shopping apps or else they are walking around with temptation at their fingertips.
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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.