ICYMI—I joined my friend Dr. Oz on his show last week to talk about a secret, bad habit that many of us live with but few of us talk about: compulsive online shopping. We all like to log on and have a look around our favorite shopping sites, sure, but how do you know if you’re a compulsive online shopper?
Take my V-H-S test to find out! I’ll help you identify whether or not you have a problem, and then suggest some clever ways to cut down on temptation when you’re online. Think your habit might extend into the real brick-and-mortar world as well? I have a quiz for that, too — to find out if you’re truly a shopaholic.
I’ve talked a lot about shopping, and how it can be a great way to treat yourself (as long as that “fun” money never exceeds 15% of your overall budget!). I’ve even talked about how shopping can be good a good long-term investment, and a great way to boost your portfolio (no joke!). But like I also always say: “everything in moderation, including moderation.” Going broke totally takes the “fun” out of having fun money in the first place, amiright?