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Emotional Spending Link

This is the emotional epiphany I learned this weekend. “If I have been putting off getting an item and I think it will relieve an iota of tension, I will go buy it whether I have the money or not.” So much of my spending is driven emotionally, from stress or guilt, that I wanted to look up some other opinions. 

There are many articles on the subject, emotional spending, from Forbes to Wiki. 

Using spending as a pick-me-up would leave me momentarily feeling better, but it certainly wasn’t a surefire way to be happy. If anything, I would feel worse afterwards because guilt over the unnecessary purchases would consume me. I was eventually able to stop my habit of emotional spending and wanted to share some strategies that really helped me!




I have been a Lorain county resident for five years now. Anywhere you go you can see quintessential American life in our backyard. From scarecrows to Organized Labor Day, from urban decay to rural homesteading, and my question has been, "Where is the joy?!" People need more reasons to smile. While I am committed to educating and empowering people, I promise this blog will always share the hope and joy I have.

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