People honestly confess about their outrageous spending addictions

While everyone loves the excitement of buying something new, some let the thrill of new purchases get over their heads. What starts as a love for shopping and having all the latest trends and gadgets can quickly evolve into a full-blown spending addiction. Several people took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to share confessions about their outrageous spending issues.

People find themselves over their heads in debt for unnecessary spending:
I'm $44,000 in debt from spending. I wish I could say it was because of student loans- that way I would have something to show for it.

Spending money can become a serious addiction:
I've overdrawn my bank account 6 times this moth. I'm addicted to spending money I don't have.

People know they shouldn't be buying so much but they simply can't help themselves:
I'm afraid my spending addiction will leave me broke. I know no one cares if I wear the same things twice but I just can't do it. It's actually so bad because I don't have any money saved up anymore.

The addiction causes people to lie to their loved ones:
I've driven myself into debt and lie to my husband about how bad it is. I don't want him to be sad and disappointed, but I can't stop spending money.

Even those well-aware of how to manage their money struggle with spending addictions:
I'm a Financial Advisor and can't control my spending. I tell people how to manage their money while my credit card bills keep mounting. I feel like such a failure.

Nothing's worse than losing a paycheck before it even arrives:
I have a terrible spending problem where I spend my paychecks before I even get them.

People often turn to buying in an effort to fill other voids in their lives:
I have a major spending problem. I can't help but spend every cent I have. It fills the emptiness even for a moment.

Even those who don't go into debt can't seem to find a way to save:
I have a spending problem. I work enough and get paid enough to support heavy spending but I desperately want to save but can't seem to do so.

People often spend money on items they don't even want just for the sake of spending:
Even if I don't like anything, I have to buy something in a shop before I leave. My spending is so bad.

Many get so bad that they don't trust themselves to handle their finances:
I have to hide money from myself so I don't spend my rent. I'm worried I will be alone and homeless someday because of my spending habits.

It may be necessary to seek professional help if your spending gets out of control:
I am overdrawn at the bank, maxed out on my credit card, my check for rent just bounced and my hours at work were just cut back....I am genuinely scared and need help

It can cause trust issues within relationships:
I have no idea how to budget money, my partner takes my bank card so I don't over spend and go into debt

Spending addictions can cause pain, frustration and dishonesty:
I lie to my friends about my spending habits, I'm scared they will judge me.

For more spending confessions, ​check out Whisper.

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