Retail Therapy Is Not Helping

Blogger Amy Hoover dates the rise of shopping addictions to the 1990s. It’s no coincidence that this is the same time the internet made shopping a 24/7 possibility. Society has long encouraged “keeping up with the Jones,” and commercials try to convince us that we are only as good as our shoes or purses and that we’re only worthwhile if we have all the latest techno gadgets. Many of us experience the need to do a little “retail therapy” from time to time, but what if we sat down to think about what is really causing our desire to shop?

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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