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Shopping Addiction

8 Signs You're Addicted to Shopping

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Although not formally recognized by the medical establishment, compulsive shopping can be a big problem and it's one that is on the rise in my practice.

On 'The 12 Year Old Shopaholic, and Other Big Spending Kids'

April Lane Benson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
April Lane Benson, Ph.D.

Glorifying over-the-top spending, 12-Year-Old Shopaholic and Other Big Spending Kids, a three-part British documentary, profiles four kids, and their well-meaning, but confused and overindulgent parents whose own unresolved issues result in massive overspending and a financial fog so thick that even the one that blankets London can't compete.

What Life Is Like Today For 9/11 Widow Whose Spending Spree Sparked Outrage

OWN | Posted 09.02.2014 | OWN

On Sept. 11, 2001, Dan Trant left his home on Long Island and arrived at his office on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center. He was in the North ...

Why Life's An Endless Treadmill To Buy And Satisfy

Posted 04.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

According to Joshua Becker, writer at Becoming Minimalist, the constant yearning for more material goods is something we can't escape, no matter how h...

WATCH: Why This Woman Was 'Successful Yet Really Unhappy'

Posted 10.04.2013 | Women

Nisha Moodley runs the women's empowerment website Fierce, Fabulous and Free. But before she reached a state of self-acceptance herself, she had to co...

WATCH: Why Retail Therapy Doesn't Actually Work

Posted 08.16.2013 | Style

Buying a brand new dress or fabulous handbag can feel great, but can shopping actually make someone feel better about the problems in his or her life?...

What You Need To Know About Stress Shopping

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.24.2013 | Style

Forget meditation and yoga: For many stressed-out Americans, the best remedy for a stressful day at work or the sting of a painful breakup is the smel...

How Your Wallet Is Crushing Your Self-Esteem (And How To Make It Stop)

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

You may not be able to control the economy or every aspect of your own finances, but you can take control of your attitude and find a great deal of power within your own mentality, integrity, and emotional intelligence.

I'm Wearing My 71 Dresses In 71 Days to Stop My Shopping Addiction

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

For the 100th time I've told myself I'm not allowed to buy even one more dress -- in fact, let me raise that ante -- I'm not allowed to buy ANY articles of clothing (this means shoes, sock, bras, lacy underthings, shirts, blouses -- you get the friggin' point) until I have worn every single one of my 71 dresses.

'My Shopping Addiction': Woman Hasn't Worn Most Of Her Clothes

Posted 12.11.2012 | TV

Lili spends every lunch hour shopping, and has bought so much clothing that she's never worn most of it. "My Shopping Addiction" explored her addictio...

Compulsive Shopping: The Holiday Addiction

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

The shopping habits of compulsive spenders tend to fly under the radar to begin with, and in a season in which even normal shoppers are spending like there's no tomorrow, it's easier than usual for compulsive spenders to indulge in (and hide) their problematic purchasing.

Why I Just Can't Stop Shopping

Dana Oliver | Posted 01.15.2013 | Style
Dana Oliver

An intervention by Iyanla Vanzant won't save me!

WATCH: Woman Struggles With 99-Cent Store Shopping Addiction

Posted 10.03.2012 | Black Voices

We all love a good bargain, but shopping addict Roshanda Hill shows us what happens when a penchant for discounts gets out of control. Hill is the ...

My Shopping Buddy Is My Enabler

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

What happens when one shopping addict meets another shopping addict? One woman tells us her story of amassing huge amounts of credit card debt, and he...

The Addiction I Feed While My Family Is Asleep

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

Not long ago, prior to play dates and potty-training, I looked forward to some Me Time at the stores. The saleslady knew my first name and we often acted like long lost friends. On days when skinny jeans were not feeling so skinny, she had the perfect Prada ballet flats for me. This is the first part of my confession: I have not seen my saleslady in months. As a matter of fact, I feel like I'm cheating on her. Now my shopping is done online.

Why I Stopped Clothes Shopping for 6 Months

LearnVest | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women
LearnVest

"Dave," I announced on our final night of the "How Poor Are We?" summit, "I am going to give up my clothing budget for six months."

A Glimpse into the Life of a Flash Sale Addict - It Ain't Pretty

Jenny Isenman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Women
Jenny Isenman

"My name is JennyFromTheBlog91 and I'm a flash sale addict."

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Gilt Addicts Anonymous: The Daily Online Flash Sale Fixation

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 12.22.2011 | Women

NEW YORK -- Over a four-year period, Heather racked up more than $50,000 in credit card debt. The 35-year-old New York-based talent agent, who dec...

HILARIOUS: 'Shopping Math?'

Laura Zigman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Women
Laura Zigman

"Creative Accounting" isn't just for big banks and big business! Anyone can do it!

Amanda L. Chan

8 Tips To Curb Overspending On Black Friday

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 11.25.2011 | Healthy Living

Do you get a rush when you purchase something? When you swipe your credit card, use the stylus to hit "yes" on the machine, and then take your just-bo...

'Retail Therapy': Confessions Of A Recovering Shopaholic

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Did I long to be the heroic and mysterious night visitor who brought brightly wrapped packages to all the good little boys and girls? Or did I think my worth as a human being was measured by the number of packages I presented?

Compulsive Shopping - The Closeted Addiction

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

You've heard the term before. "Shopaholic." The reference is usually to someone always on the hunt for a new item, a bargain, or the quest to have t...