Find out how to recognize when impulse shopping is a problem, what to do about it, and how you can manage growing debt.
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.
Download Blocking Apps on Your Phone
Instead of downloading shopping apps on your phone, download blocking apps to limit your spending. Many of the apps let you input which shopping websites you want to block and then will make sure you cannot access these sites, even if you delete the app in the future. It’s a great safeguard for when your resolve falls short of your intentions.