Breaking Spending and Shopping Habits (COD Lesson)

In a materialistic world that can provide a seemingly never-ending supply of almost anything, it is easy to use shopping as a hobby. Shopping and purchasing products is a necessary part of living. It can however, become a problem if it is used to cope with emotional problems and difficulties of life. Shopping may be used by some as a distraction, entertainment, and a coping mechanism. Some use it to obtain a product. Others use shopping and the acquiring of goods as a way to feel good, get noticed, or buy approval. Financial consequences are common in most all addiction; spending addictions focus specifically on the use and misuse of money. This lesson includes a compulsive shopper’s checklist and will help you identify factors that lead to compulsive shopping issues. You will learn numerous, practical ideas to help you control and manage your spending.

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