Shopping Spree

Hi, it’s Sophie.

Thanks for continuing to read my blog!

My last post was about how I started working a few hours a week at a women’s clothing store near my university to try to pay off my first credit card. In the meantime I got a second, then a third, then even more credit cards to be able to still pay for things while paying off the first credit card.

This is a big mistake that over-spenders make. I thought since I had money coming in I could afford whatever I wanted, but I never bothered to make a budget. Also, I was just getting into more debt on other credit cards while paying off the first one. Continue Reading “Shopping Spree”

My First Credit Card

Hey, it’s me, Sophie.

Thanks for reading more of my blog about shopping addiction!

In my first post, I introduced you to the idea of shopping addiction, and that is a severe problem in today’s society. I definitely feel like it does not get the attention or treatment it deserves as a real addiction because of portrayals of shopaholics in the media.

But true spending addiction is not about spending fabulous long lunches at expensive boutiques. It’s about not being able to stop spending money even when you are in debt over your head. Continue Reading “My First Credit Card”

My Pathetic Attempts To Make Some Money

Hey, it’s Sophie!

I’m glad you are still keeping up with my personal story of shopping addiction. If you relate to it on any level, I hope it helps you.

In my last post, I told you how I got my first credit card in college to start building credit. The card had a very low limit, and I was mostly able to pay it off in full every month (with help from my parents). Then my car broke down, and I had to use the card to pay for some costly repairs. It maxed out the credit card’s limit, and I didn’t want to ask my parents for hundreds of dollars. Continue Reading “My Pathetic Attempts To Make Some Money”

Bills, Bills, Bills

Hi, it’s Sophie.

We are getting near the end of my personal story of shopping addiction.

My last post was about how after graduation I bought myself a new house, a new car, and basically a whole new life, putting most of it on credit cards.

Using my degree, I got a full-time job as a receptionist in a business office. It wasn’t glamorous work, but it was easy, and I felt like a real adult dressing in suits every day. Suits, of course, that I had purchased with a credit card. Continue Reading “Bills, Bills, Bills”