It is clear and easy to see that a shopping addiction can have serious detrimental effects on one’s life. Beyond pushing your own finances and relationships to the brink, a shopping addiction could even land you in jail! A former executive of Edelweiss Home Health Care has been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company, and she points to her severe shopping addiction as the motivation for this act. She failed to take medication or participate in therapy, and the psychological weight of her addiction has taken its toll. She will be serving four years and three months in jail – a steep price to pay for a shopping addiction.
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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.