Are you a compulsive spender? {Infographic}

The following is a helpful infographic from  To learn more about compulsive spending, read my previous blog post, “Could you be a compulsive shopper?”


  Compulsive spending infographic
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33 Responses to Are you a compulsive spender? {Infographic}

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  2. Jan Messali says:

    I think of myself as a compulsive tightwad. I won’t spend a penny unless I absolutely have to. I won’t go out to eat without a coupon, only shop for clothes that are on sale, etc. While this is helpful to the family budget, it’s probably frustrating to others around me.
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  3. Carole Ingram says:

    Why do these celebrities spend so much money on frivolous things when there’s so many of us that need the help!!?? So sad!!

  4. Megan says:

    I will quit my job and go learn how to do hair right now if someone will pay me $21,000 a week! 🙂

  5. Samantha Baker says:

    My boy’s a compulsive spender. I’m working hard for us to save money

  6. Stacey Roberson says:

    I am definitely a compulsive spender. It’s so easy to spend money when swiping the credit card. Then you look at your bank account a few days later and realize how much you’ve spent. It’s crazy how much these celebrities spend!

  7. Elizabeth Owens says:

    That is a good infographic!

  8. Melanie B says:

    I’ve never been a compulsive spender because I just didn’t have the funds! I believe this happens a lot though here in America with credit being the way it is.
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  9. Kathy Idol says:

    The only area I think I am a compulsive spender is when it comes to my grandchildern. All other areas I really watch what I spend.

  10. Sarah B says:

    For things I want – if I can’t pay cash for it, then I don’t need it. But if I need it – like food, water, medical, I’ll do what I need to. Could never see myself being a compulsive spender.
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  11. jodi bradshaw says:

    wow – this makes me think the recession is or should make people rethink their spending habits. im the saver in my family and my husband is the spender.

  12. Miranda W says:

    I don’t have enough money to be a compulsive spender. I pay cash for everything and I refuse to have credit. The only thing I every want to owe is a mortgage.
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  13. Rebecca L says:

    I think that I am a Compulsive Spender. Thanks for the information.

  14. Rebecca Sinclair says:

    Wow – that information is surprising. I guess I just come from a frugal family!

  15. Ana Cláudia says:

    thank god, NOO

  16. Chavonne H says:

    I like all the graphics and information in this post, it’s very interesting. I used to be a compulsive spender but luckily I was able to stop.

  17. sara m ford says:

    I wish!!! I cant even save a dime at this point in time

  18. kelsey R says:

    I am totally a compulsive spender, but I am trying to tame it down for the sake of my family. Thanks for the information!

  19. Rachel says:

    I used to be really bad at it, but I had a wake up call a few years ago. Now I do ok

  20. bianca roman says:

    I’ve never had to hide my purchases from family members -thankfully. But I do find it interesting that men are just right there with women when it comes to shopping! I’ve heard horror stories of both sexes feeling like they’ve had to hide purchases because of what they know it would do to their finances/relationships. SCARY!

  21. Ana Cláudia says:

    good post

  22. Ley says:

    Wow! I know a lot of compulsive spenders..

  23. CreditDonkey says:

    I was a compulsive spender in my youth. But after marriage and three kids, I have learned how to hold on tight to our paycheck. After three decades we finally built our own house and we are living debt free. Our life is very simple but quite comfortable, thanks to careful management of our finances now.
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  24. kelsey R says:

    Thanks so much for the infograhphic. I am a huge CS, But I am cutting back for my family.

  25. I totally use to be a compulsive shopper. Shopping was my feel good when I was sad or things weren’t going as planned. I would check my bank balance before going to the mall so I knew how much I could spend. I, however, would NOT take into account what bills were due and that money was really for. Well, I hit rock bottom and actually was in therapy for this and other things. I do not shop anymore, except for necessities.
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  26. Donna George says:

    Not me, but me ex was. I’ve practically had to start over at 49 with no money in the bank

  27. Kristie Betts says:

    Out of our family my husband is the compulsive spender but he spends on stuff that we need he loves to buy in bulk though. We have friends that go out to eat every night spends money on stupid things and they make less money and they get by fine but we’re barely making it though and we don’t see what were doing wrong.

  28. Jo says:

    Frugality introduced as early as childhood will help avoid having those disorder.

  29. Cindy says:

    Wow, thanks for sharing!
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  30. Michael W Perkins says:

    I have trouble with compulsive buying sometimes. I am curbing myself pretty good these days.

  31. christal c w says:

    What an eye opener. My hubby has a problem with spending, I was hoping we would cancel each other out as I’m a compulsive I think this leads to the numbers in hoarding. I study psychology and the link between self worth and money (things) is huge.

  32. Clay says:

    Great post, really enjoyed it!
    — Clay

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