The Truth About Shopping Addiction

A shopping addiction is something that can come off as harmless, especially in its early stages, but may start to rapidly spiral out of control. People who once thought of shopping as a relaxing hobby become unable to let a day pass without an exciting new purchase. Buying each new thing creates a high like a drug addiction, and it often stems from a deep-seated longing to fit in or to be someone else. But spending money and acquiring new things does not make you who you are – you are not defined by what you own. Getting through a shopping addiction means reconnecting to your true self, and setting yourself free from 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