In this episode of She Makes Money Moves, we hear one woman's story about her need for compulsive shopping. The trope of the woman who can't stop shopping is so relatable that Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series, which debuted in 2000, is now nine books deep. For Rebecca Bloomwood, the original Shopoholic, and real women like her, shopping might be a social activity, a mood-booster, a stress reliever, or a mindless distraction. In most cases, casual shopping doesn't lead to compulsive shopping: Only about six percent of Americans display that behavior—but of that six percent, 80 percent are women.
Expert: Farnoosh Torabi. We also talk about using Healthcare Bluebook to find the best prices for medical procedures. For more information on today's episode, visit glamour.com/money. If you like this episode, subscribe to She Makes Money Moves.
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