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Confessions of a Deranged Shopaholic

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Hi, I am Aloysa, and I am a shopaholic. But you already know this. The other day, one of my friends asked me if I knew how much money I spent on shopping in 2012. I was clueless. But being curious by nature, I pulled up all my bank account statements and did some research. I added, I subtracted and,… Read more »

Why I Don’t Say “No” to Myself When I Want To Spend Money

I can easily say “no” to other people. But I have to admit that it did take me a long time to learn to say “no” to others. Now, I don’t even think twice. If there is something I don’t want to be a part of, I simply say “no.” Sometimes I don’t even offer any explanation. However, saying “no”… Read more »

How My Shopping Addiction Almost Made Me a TV Star

Almost doesn’t count. My story goes like this: I was contacted by three TV talk shows this summer. I was interviewed over the phone numerous times. Nothing else happened. End of story. Jeff Probst: Marriage Problems In July I got an email from the Jeff Probst’s talk show. It was a very short and nice message, asking me if I… Read more »

My Top 10 Worst Shopping Mistakes

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I am currently on vacation. While I am enjoying my time off , some great bloggers, who are also my good friends, are keeping this blog alive. Enjoy their posts and make sure to check out their blogs. Believe me, these blogs rock.  Hi My Broken Coin readers! My name is Erika from the website From Shopping to Saving where I share… Read more »

Battling Shopping Addiction: Making Behavioral Changes

The other day one of my good blogger friends, Joe at Retire By 40, wrote a post titled Finally, A Pill For Shopaholics. According to his article, a pill that is used right now to treat Alzheimer’s might curb shopaholic tendencies as well. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy solution in the form of a small pill? Take… Read more »

How To Get Out of the Closet Rut

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I tend to do a lot of shopping when the seasons change. This is when things get out of control: I attack malls, one store after another, trying to find that perfect outfit, that one top that will change me forever. Months later, when fall turns into winter, I re-evaluate my wardrobe, ultimately ending up with donation bags stuffed with… Read more »

Curb Your Spending with Pinterest

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Yes, you’ve read it right and no, I have not lost my mind. I believe that you can curb your spending with Pinterest. If you’ve been reading this blog for some time now, you know then that I am a shopper and a spender. Because of my shopping and spending habits, I stayed away from Pinterest as long as I… Read more »

Dealing with Wants: How I failed my No-Buy Challenge

This post was featured in the following carnivals: Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at 20’s Finances Carnival of Retirement at Investor’s WatchDog Yakezie Carnival at Money Q&A Carnival of MoneyPros at Novel Investor Carnival of Financial Planning at Darwin’s Money Remember I was on a self-induced three month no-buy challenge? Here is my confession: I failed it miserably in March…. Read more »