8 Ways You Can Curb Online Shopping

Find out how to recognize when impulse shopping is a problem, what to do about it, and how you can manage growing debt.

8 Ways You Can Curb Online Shopping

Lured by convenience, free shipping offers, flash sales, deal sites, or coupons, millions of American fall prey to the world of online shopping. The beauty of this routine lies in its accessibility — all you need is a credit or debit card and a Web browser. But it’s easy for this occasional habit to turn into a binge or a full-fledged addiction. Financial experts Nicole Lapin and Farnoosh Torabi share how to recognize when impulse shopping is a problem, what to do about it, and how you can manage growing debt.

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Avoid Online Shopping Prime Time

Online shopping prime time is the time between dinner and bedtime when online shopping addicts are most susceptible to shop. Financial expert Farnoosh Torabi, suggests finding something to occupy yourself and keep busy instead going online during this time. Read a book. Take a bath. Play a board game. Binge a show. Go for a walk. Call a friend. Even make plans at home with your partner, kids, or friends. Anything you can do to distract yourself will be helpful.

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