We are becoming familiar with the signs of shopping addictions: the “shopping to feel better” syndrome, the out of control credit card debt, the emotional rollercoaster. Here are a few ways to get a handle on the situation. Steer clear of temptation. Delay big purchases. Ask yourself if you really need that purchase. Find other ways to deal with emotions. Look for alternative ways to enjoy life. Ride out the urges. Cut up the credit cards. Seek professional counseling to work out your deeper issues. Find others who struggle with the same problems and create a support system.
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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.