Shopping Therapy Only Gets You So Far

Retail therapy may make us feel good in the short run - but does it offer long-term benefits, as well?

May 8

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Depression


The psychology of impulsive shopping

With Black Friday, Christmas shopping and the winter sales all approaching, consumers around the world will once again overindulge in systematic unplanned purchases that provide little more than a short-term emotional fix. At times, this can cause ...

Oct 25

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping


Money worries drive physical pain, study finds

Financial worries? You're not alone. Around 72% of us feel stressed about money at some point in our lives. And according to new research, such stress may be causing us physical pain.

Feb 24

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Why You Bought That Ugly Sweater

The scientific tricks stores use to part you and your money - you’re not entirely to blame for that regrettable statement necklace, or that unused man purse.

Nov 18

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Other


8 Psychological Keys to Spending Wisely

In these economic times, we could all use a little advice on how to spend our money wisely.

Jul 29

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping