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?