I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but if my shopping habits were a fictional character, they would be Cher Horowitz.
Because just like Cher, I don’t just see shopping as merely an unavoidable chore. Oh no.
For me and my buddy Cher, shopping is so much more. It’s a pick-me-up. It’s a hobby. It’s a social activity. Sometimes Often, it’s a NECESSITY.
So when it comes to credit cards, I tend to use them just like Cher did in Clueless – with gay abandon. Until the end of the month bill arrives.
But we’re not all as clueless (geddit?) as Cher when it comes to purchases. You might see yourself reflected in one of these common shopping “types” we regularly see on our screens.
1. The Carrie Bradshaw.
If you are a Carrie, then you love to shop. Scrap that – you LIVE to shop.
For you, a shiny new pair of shoes definitely constitutes an “emergency” worthy of whipping out the credit card.
You’d rather rack up a credit card debt than miss out on a must-have item – and as a consequence, you’ve probably got at least one scary credit card bill in your time.
But hey – you have an amazing wardrobe, right?
2. The Rachel Green.
You shop spontaneously, and frivolously – but you’re not quite as reckless as The Carrie (see above).
You don’t necessarily plan to shop, but have no qualms about shelling out a wad of cash for something you spot on your lunch break or when innocently passing by a store.
Sure, you might spend a bit more than you were planning to every now and then, but you usually manage to stick to the monthly budget.
3. The Phil Dunphy.
That’s right, just like the dad from Modern Family, you always have the best of intentions. But somehow, you manage to make mistakes. Regularly.