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6 Terrible Money Situations You Need to Stop Getting Yourself Into

Some money woes are unavoidable — but some are. It's high time to stop putting yourself in these terrible spending situations.

6 Smart Shopping Reminders That Will Save You Big

Before you reach for cash or card, take a moment to remind yourself of some truths about shopping. The money you'll save is your own!

The High Cost of the "Treat Yourself" Mindset

You might be able to justify a "treat yourself" purchase, but all those little treats add up to one big, stressful bill. What's it really costing you?

5 Ways to Make Retail Therapy Good for You

We usually caution against retail therapy — it's so wasteful! — but if you're gonna, at least try to reduce some of the harm.

19 Things You Can Buy That Make the World a Better Place

Every little bit helps. Make your avarice and consumption a force for good in the world by shopping with smarts — and care.

50 Things You Can Do Today Instead of Going Shopping

Resist the retail therapy urge and instead spend the day broadening your horizons, reconnecting with a friend, or participating in one of these 48 other pastimes.

Retail Therapy: The Benefits of Shopping

"Retail therapy" — shopping to help you feel better — is typically viewed with scorn. But some recent findings suggest that shopping can make you happy...if you do it right.

Knowing Your Triggers Can Prevent Emotional Spending

They don't call it "retail therapy" for nothing. Uncontrolled, emotional spending has a lot in common with other addicitons and eating disorders. One of these shared traits is the