What Is A Shopaholic?

Shopaholics are individuals who can’t control their spending. For those people, buying something is like a spring tonic – it makes them feel great.

Well the truth is, buying something new – a new car, a new dress, a new home – makes us all feel great. The difference between an ordinary spender and a spendaholic is that for a spendaholic, one purchase leads to another and the thrill of buying often outweighs consideration for the consequences of overspending that follows. For spendaholics, overspending becomes an addiction, one that is very hard to overcome.

How do you know you’re a shopaholic? Take this simple test.

Select the answer that best describes your situation in each question below. When you’re finished, click Add Up My Points.

Do you have trouble saving for something you want or need?

Do you often run your credit cards up to the limit?

Do you find yourself buying expensive gifts for those you love, even though you can't afford them?

Do you when you go shopping, come home with things you didn't plan on buying?

Do you often buy things and then return them to the store the next day?

Do you buy things you never use?

Do you spend a lot of time watching the shopping channel on TV?

Do you spend a lot of time Internet shopping?

Do you buy something and then feel guilty about it?

Do you go out to buy one thing and come home with a complete set of accessories, as well

Do you find yourself justifying your purchases to your partner, your family, your friends or yourself?

Do you see that your debt is creeping up slowly every month?

Do you find yourself unable to resist the latest technology, fashions, or fad?

Do you look forward with pleasure and anticipation to your next shopping trip?

Do you sneak purchases into the house and hide them, hoping no one will notice?

Do you try to stay within budget, but always fall short of your goal?

Do you find that your spending behavior is making you or someone close to you unhappy?

Do you buy something to cheer yourself up or calm yourself down?

Do you come from a family where adults would give you gifts to make up for time they didn't spend with you?

Do you give in to your children's demands for purchases, rather than make a scene by saying "no"?

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