It’s interesting to note that who you shop with can affect how you shop. Jill Chivers, a recovering shopaholic, recently experienced first hand how a friend can affect shopping behavior and why. She and her friend, who is currently dealing with a shopping problem, had gone to lunch and afterward her friend expressed a desire to browse through a few boutiques. Jill’s friend repeatedly urged her to purchase anything she expressed an interest in, urging her to “follow her heart.” Earlier in the day her friend had purchased items she didn’t need and was feeling guilty. Aware of Jill’s past shopping problems, her friend seemed to want Jill to join her in the guilty pit.
Read the full article here: Partners in Crime: How Who You Shop With Affects Your Shopping BehaviorW
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.