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Spending Habits

You Get What You Pay For and Other Life Lessons of Rarely Putting Yourself First

Amanda Magee | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Amanda Magee

Every time I buy something that doesn't make our lives easier or make one of us experience a lasting sense of pleasure or contentment, I'm wasting and socking away fuel for future resentment. I am ready to end the cycle.

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...

Confessions of a 36-Year-Old: I Lie to My Parents About Money

LearnVest | Posted 10.06.2013 | Women
LearnVest

not only am I a grown woman who still refers to her mother as Mommy, but I'm also a grown woman who goes to great lengths to conceal from her parents just how much of a financial mess she is.

Compulsive Shoppers May Have Their Parents' Divorce To Blame

The Huffington Post | Bridget Mallon | Posted 07.24.2013 | Divorce

That compulsive urge to keep shopping even when you don't need anything or can't afford it may actually have its roots in childhood distress. Accor...

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.

7 Things To Stop Spending Money On Right Now

Posted 04.19.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani No, we're not suggesting you ditch your latte: We've found seven expenses you can cut out painlessly. Keep in touch! Check ...

4 Money Addictions To Break Now

Posted 03.01.2013 | OWN

By Nathalie Gorman A few seemingly innocuous spending habits that are actually keeping you from saving money -- plus how to quit. Keep in to...

7 Ways Money Memories May Affect Your Finances

LearnVest | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
LearnVest

As children, we begin to form our beliefs and attitudes about money through value-laden messages that are passed on to us by our parents, grandparents and society.

The Average Woman: How Does Your Spending Compare?

LearnVest | Posted 12.24.2012 | Women
LearnVest

Do you ever feel a pang of guilt when you hand over $4 for a fancy coffee? Do you have an internal rule for how much is too much to spend on shoes?

The Cheapest Generation

The Atlantic | Derek Thompson And Jordan Weissmann | Posted 10.27.2012 | Money

In 2009, Ford brought its new supermini, the Fiesta, over from Europe in a brave attempt to attract the attention of young Americans. It passed out 10...

What I Learned From My Mother's Overspending

The Billfold | Posted 10.03.2012 | Money

I've never bought my own handbag. For years, I was afraid to buy my own clothes. For years, I didn't need to buy my own clothes. Because my mother bou...

What I Learned About Money In My Twenties

The Billfold | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women

I'm 30. By virtue of that fact, I should be qualified enough to tell you about how to get your finances in order during your twenties. Luckily for you...

Looking for Patterns In Your Wardrobe... and I Don't Mean the Ones on Your Clothes

Jennifer Baumgartner | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Jennifer Baumgartner

Examining patterns in dress behaviors is a very mindful exercise. We can learn where certain motivations come from, how they help us, and how they hinder us. And these patterns are not limited to the closet.

Breaking the Consumer Addiction

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

The problem is that the ease with which we buy online is now rubbing off on our kids. The era of instant gratification blurs the line between wants and needs.

When The Super-Rich Spend, So Does Everyone Else

Posted 03.20.2012 | Money

Move over baseball. Keeping up with the Joneses is apparently the real national pastime. When the rich boost their spending by 10 percent, non-ric...

The Moment I Knew My Spending Was Out Of Control (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

Posted 03.07.2012 | Money

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called "The Moment I Knew," and is a user-submitted vide...

Your Friends Are Making You Poor

2012-02-27-lvest.jpg | Carrie Sloan | Posted 03.06.2012 | Money

This article originally appeared on LearnVest.com “You should so buy that dress. It looks like it was made for you!” “Nice purse. How much...

Finally, Someone Talks About Another Hidden Cost At Work

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 01.10.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

We're all painfully aware of how much we spend on our commute and the health costs of working long hours at the office. But is there another hidden cost at work that no one is talking about?

Alexander Eichler

Obama's Tax Hikes Expected To Have Little Impact On The Wealthy

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

Tax the rich, a frequently cited conservative argument goes, and the rich will retreat. They'll stop hiring; they'll stop investing; they'll stop spen...

The 'Surgical Shopper': Consumers Spending More Deliberately Since Economic Crisis

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and RACHEL BECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Think of the Mall of America as the Colosseum of American consumerism: It has more than 500 shops, 50 eateries and its own ...

How Nature Vs. Nurture Impact Your Spending Habits

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

A recent study looked at the financial portfolio of twins to gain a better understanding of the affects of nature vs. nurture on spending habits. The results.

Even in a Recession, Many Americans Overspend

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

How do we bridge this gap? Financial responsibility should not be thought of as a once-a-year theoretical budgeting exercise. It has to be lived day in and day out.

Losing at the Credit Score Game

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

It is not easy to get people to take a hard look at themselves. Addiction to credit is like addiction to anything else: people usually won't get help until they bottom out.

Top Green Consumer Trends for 2009: Which Predictions Came True?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

At the end of last year, our friends at The Fresh Ideas Group went out on a limb with some public predictions about how Americans would act in 2009. As the year winds down, let's see how they did.

A Fat Guy's Prediction: We Need Leadership or We Will Fall Off the Economic Wagon

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Unless someone is capable of changing the American psyche, people are going to go back to their old spending habits.