Retail Remedy or Addiction?

It’s easy to see shopping addiction as a response to a traumatic experience, like divorce or death of a family member. But it can also be a fantasy of escape from the “daily grind” as Lana, a 25-year-old receptionist who spends her whole salary on shopping, puts it. By posting pictures of herself with her shopping bags online, she has gained online followers and feels like a celebrity. Giving yourself incentives¬†by setting goals such as saving money for one special purchase or for a nice vacation can help stop this kind of reckless behavior and foster healthier financial and personal habits.

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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