Buyer’s Remorse? Blame It On Your Period

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According to a recent study, you may want to refrain from going shopping ten days before your period if you want to avoid overspending.

British researchers have discovered that women in the “luteal” phase—the day after you ovulate, until the day before your period—increases your odds of overspending.  “Professor Karen Pine, who conducted the study of 443 women aged between 18 and 50, said: ‘The later women were in their menstrual cycle, the more likely they were to have overspent.” [Daily Mail]

So does this mean their is now science backing a woman’s need for a little retail therapy?

Unfortunately, researchers found that your little retail bender may give you a classic case of buyer’s remorse. “Almost two – thirds of [women studied] reported buying something on impulse, while 57 per cent said they had overspent by more than £25 ($37 USD).   Another 6 per cent admitted to spending £250 ($373 USD) or more than they had intended to.” [Daily Mail]

I suppose we didn’t need a study to tell us that if we spend more than we can afford, we will feel guilty, depressed or stressed out.  Thanks PMS.

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