Signs You’re Addicted to Shopping

It’s normal to do a lot of shopping this time of year, especially last weekend.  But it’s also a dangerous time of year for SHOPAHOLICS.  Here are four signs you might be addicted to shopping . . .

 1.  You almost never go a week without buying something.  Obviously things like milk and eggs don’t count.  We’re talking about stuff you WANT, but don’t need.  Amazon.com can be a risky place for that, especially if you have free shipping.

 2.  You’re big into “retail therapy.”  Meaning you buy stuff to make yourself feel better.  Like when you’re having a bad day at work, you go online and buy something to compensate.

 3.  You catch yourself trying to justify your purchases.  Like maybe a sweater was 40% off, so you claim you’re actually SAVING money, because you’ll need a new one eventually.

 4.  Your credit card debt is mostly from shopping.  And it’s not from one or two big things you HAD to buy, it’s from a hundred little things you didn’t.

 Of course, if YOU don’t over-shop, what will drive the economy?