One in 10 of us is and the ranks are growing. New research shows compulsive shoppers have two things in common. First, they don't think credit card debt is a big deal: They may max out cards, skip payments, or only pay the monthly minimums. Second, they often shop to feel happier. The researchers suggest you can control your shopping by paying attention to credit card statements and asking yourself why you want to make each purchase.
It seems, at my age, I have everything I need but I still like to shop. We hardly ever hear about men being shopaholics. Why does this seem to be more of a *woman thing* and not more of a man thing? Is it because we may have more ups and downs than men? Or is it because new things just, simply, make us happy?