035: Interview with Debbie Roes and Inspirational Reading 12/5 “Credit Cards”

In this Episode

changestartswithtaking00:48 Introduction to Debbie Roes, who is the founder of RecoveringShopaholic.com.

02:55 When and why Debbie created her blog.
RecoveringShopaholic.com deals specifically with compulsive spending around your wardrobe as well as teaching you how to maintain a healthy attitude around these items in general (for instance, eliminating clutter). Her tag line is, “Trade your full closet for a full life.”

09:34 Rules Debbie lives by to stay sober with shopping.
For instance, did you know that if you actually touch it or try it on, you are less likely to resist the urge to buy it?

15:22 How did she go from out of control spending to being able to actually follow her rules?
At marker 16:38, Debbie gives a fantastic tip to prevent impulse buying online.

25:13 We talk about health-related spending.
Or … the rabbit hole of chasing a cure for chronic illness.

28:41 Debbie talks about her vibrant Facebook group (over 1100 members as of this podcast!).
By the way, there are no product links allowed in the group!

34:01 Final thoughts and a motivational pep talk.

39:23 Inspiration from the Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders: December 5th – “Credit Cards”

Resources Mentioned in this Podcast

Debbie Roes Blog – Recovering Shopaholic
Debbie’s Facebook group – End Closet Chaos

Posts from RecoveringShopaholic

Susan B.’s guest post – Why Debtors Anonymous is not just for debtors
What is a normal sized wardrobe?
Purchase Reviews
KonMari decluttering process
Recovery is not a linear process
Wardrobe Management

“I Can’t Stop Spending!” podcast episodes mentioned:
Episodes about the KonMari Process

Other resources

What is a “Power pause?” – From Jill Chivers’ Year without Clothes Shopping site

Gretchen Rubin: People are either abstainers or moderators

Gretchen Rubin’s book – Better than Before (please first check if your local library has the book! :-))

Dr. April Benson‘s six questions to ask yourself before a purchase:

  1. Why am I here?
  2. How do I feel?
  3. Do I need this?
  4. What if I wait?
  5. How will I pay for it?
  6. Where will I put it?

Dr. Benson’s book – To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop (again, please check your library for the book)

Marie Kondo’s website for the KonMari Method of decluttering

Music Attribution

“Life of Riley” (Intro and Outro), “Carpe Diem,” “Comfortable Mystery,” “Daily Beetle,” “Dreamer,” “Fearless First,” “Inspired,” and “Dispersion Relation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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