Preventing Shopping Binges

Denial is a common characteristic of shopping addiction. Sometimes you might even have an “emotional blackout,” and find yourself bringing home items you do not remember buying. But if you do recognize shopaholic behavior in yourself, there are some things you can try to curb your addiction. It sounds simple, but writing a shopping list and sticking to it is a great way to reduce impulse-buying. Since it’s the serotonin rush you’re craving and not the articles you’re buying, you also might try getting up and exercising whenever you get the urge to shop. Avoid situations that encourage unnecessary purchases, like TV shopping channels or going to discount warehouses.

Read the full article here: How Can I Manage Compulsive Shopping and Spending Addiction

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, 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. Read More