Spending time at home and in front of the computer, I've had way too much time to look at all the things that I want to buy in my wish lists. I've purchased a ring light so I can make TikTok videos...WAY too many LEGO (but my Harry Potter Lego set and London double decker bus are pretty sweet). But, I've come to find out that 58 million Americans are spending more money while social distancing!!
Thanks to my friends at www.Wallethub.com I now don't feel so bad for buying things while in quarantine. Some of the key stats they found:
- Many people use shopping to ease stress: 43 percent of Americans have participated in "comfort buying" due to social isolation.
- People use entertainment and drinking to take the edge off: Americans are spending the most "non-essential" money on entertainment (29 percent) and alcohol (23 percent) right now.