Top 5 ways to break a shopping addiction

We often joke about being addicted to shopping or store cards. Comparisons to Paris Hilton or other famous shoppers, such as Cher from Clueless, are made in jest. However, the reality is that a shopping addiction can be a serious problem. In the US it even has a name – ‘compulsive buying disorder’ – and 18 million Americans are estimated to be affected. In the UK, the issue is just as bad – back in 2000, experts estimated one in five women to be a shopaholic and around 10% of the population as a whole to be shopping compulsively. Given the boom in online shopping, as well as the wide range of credit options that have developed since then, the likelihood is that in 2017 this problem is far worse. The consequences of a shopping addiction If you’re regularly and compulsively spending on shopping then you might find you experience a number of not too pleasant consequences: Often running out of money each month because you’ve spent it on shopping Never feeling satisfied with


Make food shopping go further

By: Oliver Jones Oct 15, 2015 Make food shopping go further Food is something that we all need to live, and it can be a great source of pleasure too, whether you’re cooking for yourself or for other people. We are often told via advertising and brand marketing that to have the best, healthiest, tastiest food you need to pay more but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are some simple ways to make your food go further, save money and still enjoy all the taste too! Eat seasonally The term ‘seasonal food’ is often bandied around on cookery shows and in recipe books and has somehow generated the idea that it’s more expensive. In fact, seasonal produce that is local to the UK will be cheaper than anything that has been imported, as there is more of it and it has not had far to travel. Keeping an eye on what is seasonal – and what grows locally – is a great way to expand your food knowledge and reduce your food bills. During autumn look out for seasonal delights such as pumpkin, kal