There was an interesting article recently on Yahoo! Finance titled “7 Compulsive Shopping Traps We Fall Into” describing the ways we get hung up on “deals” and shop for sport. Read it here. I’m guilty of this one: “clearance sale fever.” I love shopping after the holidays and stocking up for next year. I know Christmas, Halloween, and every other holiday are going to predictably roll around year after year and the merchandise is pretty much the same. Why not stock up at half price? Not only did I buy a Christmas tree and Halloween decor on seasonal clearance but I used half-price Valentine’s Day goodies for my pink-and-silver themed April wedding! However, I don’t consider it a trap because it’s all useful to me and I enjoy decorating for the holidays that much more knowing I scored it all on clearance. What “shopping trap” are you guilty of?