I cringe every time I hear a woman list shopping as one of her hobbies. It’s usually said with a coy smile or a giggle as if she is trying to look like a thirteen-year-old girl. If a woman makes her own cash, has socked away enough for retirement and has met all of her other financial obligations (not just surviving on credit), then there may be less harm in it. However, it still annoys me that so much of “shopping” is buying into false assumptions:
1. More is better
2. Newer is better
3. Appearance (of our home, hair, clothes) is the highest standard
4. That shopping is a constructive activity of camaraderie
The mall has replaced the front porch or the kitchen as the...