Why Retail Therapy is Expensive And How To Avoid It

Impulse shopping or emotional spending is something that all of us are guilty of doing.

You have a stressful week, receive bad news, or maybe you just aren't happy at the moment.

You sit and realize that you need something —anything to make you feel better, so you get dressed and head to the store.

Several items later, you skip out of the store and back home where you put the clothes you bought in a draw, and slowly go back to how you were feeling before you decided shopping would help.

It's a cycle of buying things to make yourself feel better but never having the feeling last.

Psychologically it makes sense why we would resort to spending money instead of saving for happiness but for the sake of our pockets, it's a habit that can be kicked.