Most people are joking when they refer to a spouse, roommate or friend as a shopaholic. But as anyone who has lived with one knows, the behavior is anything but funny. A true shopaholic can destroy his or her finances – and anyone within close proximity. After all, a roommate who is a shopaholic may not have access to your savings account, but he or she probably is paying half of the rent and utilities.
If you're concerned that you may be living with a shopaholic, look for these danger signs. Individually, they may not mean anything, but add up enough of these red flags, and you may have an expensive and scary problem under your roof.