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Signs and Symptoms of Shopping Addictions – Causes and Effects

Many people adore shopping, and many people also spend too much money while engaging in this activity.

It is important to note that going a shopping spree once in a while does not mean you are a shopping addict. However, there are several signs and symptoms shopping…More at http://psychguides.com

Causes for Compulsive Shopping | The Oaks at La Paloma Treatment Center

A shopping addict seeks to purchase items to help them cope with life, and intense anxiety is felt in the absence of their addictive activity.

All addictions have the same basic symptoms. Obsession, compulsion, loss of control and continued use in the face of negative consequences are all hallmarks of addiction. People can develop addictions to substances, behaviors or activities..More at http://theoakstreatment.com

Finding Help for Shopping Addiction

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) does not officially recognize shopping addiction as a distinct disorder, and considerable debate surrounds the legitimacy of the disorder….More at http://healthline.com

Why Some Become Addicted to Shopping | HealthyPlace

While the causes of addictions like shopping addiction or gambling addiction remain uncertain, why addicts continue their destructive behaviors is better understood.

Some individuals get a high from shopping (or any addictive behavior) which causes the sufferer to lose control and buy many items for which they have no need.

Endorphins and dopamine, naturally occurring opiate receptor sites in the brain, get switched on, and the person feels good, and if it feel…More at http://healthyplace.com

Shopaholic: 7 Signs You’re Addicted To Shopping | HuffPost

Psychologists call it Compulsive Buying Disorder, which is characterized as an impulse-control issue – just like gambling or binge eating – and has the potential to create a whirlwind of emotional and financial…More at http://huffingtonpost.com


How To Stop Shopping

10 Ways to Help You Stop Shopping for a While – Be More with Less

If you want to pay off debt, save money, or simply live with less, these tips will help you stop shopping for a while.

If you struggle with shopping or overspending, or just can’t resist a purchase when something catches your eye, you are not alone…More at http://bemorewithless.com

The Things You Learn When You Stop Shopping for a Month – Man Repeller

This is a pretty emotional story about life lessons and how to stop shopping, but shopping cleanses are the new juice cleanses. I’m just saying.

My dad always used to tell me that stuff ruins trips. What he meant was that overpacking is the bane of fun…More at http://manrepeller.com

Shopping addiction: 2 women reveal how they stopped compulsive shopping

Could you stop shopping for a year? These two women did. Find out how it can help a shopping addiction and why they’d urge you to join them…

A recent poll of British women aged 30-45 found that the ‘average’ woman spends up to £15,000 on clothes, shoes, and accessories each year…More at http://womanandhome.com

6 Tips to Stop Mindless Shopping – Simply + Fiercely

For most of my life, I shopped out of habit, for things I didn’t need or couldn’t afford. Here are 6 tips that helped me to stop mindless shopping.

For most of my life, I had a problem with mindless shopping, which means I bought more than I could afford, I shopped emotionally or out of habit, and I bought things I didn’t really want or need…More at http://simplyfiercely.com

A simple way to save money in 2018? Stop shopping – National | Globalnews.ca

Stop shopping for a year? Easier said than done.

No shopping challenges have been around for years, and although they tend to be different for every individual, the core of it is the same: avoid spending money on unnecessary things.

For the purpose of this challenge, we have focused on cutting back on new clothes, makeup, and accessories…More at http://globalnews.ca

I quit shopping in 2017 – this is why I’m keeping it up | The Independent

I took out my phone and opened Instagram.

I saw a friend of a friend in a fantastic dress and scrolled straight through to the comments. I was in luck.

She’d mentioned the shop she’d bought it from and linked through to the website. They had a sale on! But… oh no…More at http://independent.co.uk

5 things I learned from going 3 years without shopping

Why I Haven’t Purchased Any Clothes in 2.5 years (and counting) The Joy That Comes When Less Is Enough How Insourcing Strengthened Our Marriage

Am I going to buy a bunch of clothes now? Nope. I bought one item out of necessity, but my plan is to continue on with the ban for as long as possible. I imagine I’ll need to buy something else pressing at some point…More at http://cnbc.com

30 Day No Shopping Challenge

How To Do A Fiscal Fast (A.K.A. 30 Day No-Spend Challenge)

A Fiscal Fast is a reboot of my 30 Day No-Spend Challenge. For one month, you simply don’t buy anything that isn’t necessary to live or contribute to your well-being.

While originally, a 30 Day No-Spend Challenge was to drastically curb impulse buys, mindless shopping, and consumerism, a Fiscal Fast requires you to not only stop shopping but mainly, use what you have for 30 days…More at http://frugalbeautiful.com

30-Day No Shopping Challenge – Treats and Trends

I know what you’re thinking. A fashion blogger encouraging me not to shop?! It might sound crazy since part of my income relies on you purchasing items through affiliate links, but being real with you guys is more important to me.

I don’t wear new clothes every day. Some days I don’t even get out of my fleece reindeer pants that I wear even when it’s not Christmas. I’m not able to spend hundreds or dollar…More at http://treatsandtrendsblog.com

I Went 60 Days Without Shopping and This Is What Happened – The Everygirl

What does it mean to go 60 whole days without shopping? Can you wrap your head around that idea? Not to sound dramatic, but I, for one, could not.

My mailbox is regularly flooded with Amazon packages and I frequent Shopbop.com as often as most people check their email.

So in my mind, not shopping for two months was momentous…More at http://theeverygirl.com

Why Those “No-Spending” Challenges Are A Total Waste of Time

However, there is one kind of challenge that sets my teeth on edge. That challenge is, of course, the 30-day spending freeze.

This is not to criticize anyone for partaking in the challenge. If it helps you curb your spending, then more power to you.

But I admit that when I read about the challenge for the first time, my only reaction was, “Hey, I’ve inadvertently done that challenge before…More at http://thefinancialdiet.com

The No Shopping Challenge: 30 Days of No Buying Stuff

Earlier this week, I wrote about my quest to add more discipline into my life. This month is about being disciplined about the things that I buy, and in a sense, the things that I own.

This challenge stemmed from a growing fascination I have with the idea of minimalism. I yearn for less, and this urge to reduce has grown stronger these past few months.

Here’s the problem: I purge constantly and fantasize about minimalism, but at the same time I buy a lot and can’t seem to manage the clutter…More at http://hackerella.com

How To Avoid Shopping

11 Strategies to Minimize Shopping or Avoid It Altogether – The Simple Dollar

It happens in the grocery store. I have to go there, but whenever I do, I usually end up making an impulse buy or two, adding something to my cart that isn’t on my list.

It happens at hobby stores. If I happen to see a store related to a hobby of mine, I’m very tempted to stop in that store, and when I do, I’m often tempted to spend money that I shouldn’t on something I didn’t even consider owning just half an hour earlier…More at http://thesimpledollar.com

Why We Shop – 6 Shopping Traps to Avoid

“These days what you buy is a way to connect to others and showcase your personality and values,” says Kit Yarrow, PhD, professor of psychology and marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

So what happens now when more than five million people have lost their jobs since December 2007, and many of us are trying to curb our enthusiasm? …More at http://oprah.com

10 Ways to Avoid Shopping Traps and Spend Less Money

First, let me be clear that each of these forces is amoral. That is, they are not evil, bad, or wrong in any way. In fact, they all provide necessary functions in our modern era.

However, over the years, these three forces have learned to work in a unified way to slowly erode your wealth on a consistent basis.

The three powerful financial forces that make up the Consumption Trap and that are working against you are…More at http://followthemoney.com

Prevent Impulse Buying

10 Simple Ways to Beat Impulse Buying – The Simple Dollar

The trick, of course, is to think about it. It’s when the impulse urge is subconscious that it’s most dangerous.

If you give it some thought, and realize that you have the urge, you can apply these strategies to beat it…More at http://thesimpledollar.com

12 Ways to Avoid Impulse Buying and Save Money – Buyers Remorse, Shopping

Of course, Clive isn’t the only person to buy something he hadn’t planned on, only to regret it later.

As Clive discovered, when shopping at so-called big-box stores, you run the added risk of supersizing your impulse purchases…More at http://aarp.org

10 Ways to Stop Overspending on Impulse Buys | DaveRamsey.com

Okay, first things first: You need a budget. If you don’t already have one, create yours in less than 10 minutes with our free budgeting app EveryDollar.

But you have to actually stick to it! A budget isn’t a magic wand that will suddenly make all of your money behave. It’s on you to tell your money where to go each month and then follow that plan…More at http://daveramsey.com

5 tips to help you stop impulse buying – Chicago Tribune

She said the best way to help curb impulsive shopping is to stop and ask yourself,

“Do I really need it?”

But in the heat of the moment, that may not be easy to do. Here are five tips to help you stop that late-minute purchase…More at http://chicagotribune.com

10 Tips For Controlling Impulse Buying If You Just Can’t Stop Shopping

Thankfully, as the movie progresses, she is made aware of her situation and takes steps to improve her finances and get her spending under control.

For all of us not living in a movie, this is probably easier said than done…More at http://bustle.com

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