Spending addictions can rear their heads at the most inopportune times. They also know no socioeconomic boundaries. This is a problem that can affect wealthy people, low-income people and pretty much anyone living between those two extremes. MSN.com
Even now, when we really don’t have the money to spend, some of us do it anyway. Hey, I’m no different – when work is slow, and I get anxious, I go to Goodwill! A two-dollar piece of junk is often the perfect pick-me-up!
So how do you recognize a spending addiction, and what do you do about it? Well, there’s a pretty good article on MSN.com today. Here are the bullet points:
- Understand the phenomenon
- Know thyself
- Reflect on how you feel when you shop
- Think about the time involved
- Take control of the situation
- Start writing things down
- Steer clear of unnecessary temptations
- Find healthy alternatives
- Expand your possibilities
- Know when to get help
So like I said, I am no stranger. How about you? Care to share? And please read the original article, there’s lots of helpful info!