Shopping Addiction, Not a New Phenomenon

Shopping addiction has hit the media in a big way this past month. But, believe it or not, there are still skeptics about this disorder. Naming historic figures who are likely to have been shopaholics (Marie Antoinette, Mary Todd Lincoln, William Randolf Hearst, Jackie O) as CNN has done might not be the best way to go about correcting mistaken impressions people have about addictions, but it might be comforting to think about compulsive shopping as something that has existed before our time. The problems that cause people to become addicted to shopping have been around longer than credit cards.

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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