Are You an Emotional Shopper?
There's been a major shift in shopping since this time last year. Amazon is booming. So is e-commerce at retailers like Walmart and Target. In fact, online spending in the U.S. increased 44% in 2020, according to digitalcommerce360.com. With Covid-19 around, many of us have stayed away from brick-and-mortar stores as much as possible. But we're shopping more than ever, and what seems to be fueling all of the spending is frivolous purchases. Some people joke about it. "I can't even remember what I ordered," quips one neighbor when we meet near our adjacent front doors. I've noticed he has packages delivered almost every day. As I gather all of the trash from our most recent take-out dinner, I realize that my husband and I aren't much better. Not a fan of cooking at the best of times, during the pandemic I've gotten into the habit of ordering take-out four or more times a week. I joke about it too: "Look how lazy I've gotten. Oh well,