Ways to Control Emotional Spending

Have you ever bought something to improve your mood? Are there any emotional triggers that make you want to spend money? This week’s #CreditChat featured smart tips to help you control your spending this holiday season. The panel included: Ginger Founder of Girls Just Wanna Have FundsPaul Moyer, Founder of Saving FreakRod Griffin– Director of Public Education at Experian and Mike Delgado– Social Media Community Manager at Experian.

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Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1. What is emotional spending?
  • Q2. What are some common signs of emotional spending?
  • Q3. What emotional triggers can lead to spending unnecessarily?
  • Q4. How can emotional spending affect your credit?
  • Q5. How can a budget help you to avoid emotional spending?
  • Q6. What are some ways to limit the temptation of emotional spending?
  • Q7. Why is making several small purchases often just as destructive as buying large ticket items?
  • Q8. What are some alternate activities you can do to avoid emotional spending?
  • Q9. What are some ways you can reward yourself for achieving goals without going overboard?
  • Q10. What are some final tips you can share to help avoid emotional spending?

Top Tips from this Chat



Triggers for emotional spending:

How a budget could help curb emotional spending:

Alternate activities to spending:


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