Today is the saddest day of the year
Today is a busy day, it's Inauguration Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and also Blue Monday.
Today, is called the saddest day of the year. The last Monday of the last full week of January, when a depression perfect storm strikes.
Jackie Warrick, with CouponCabin.com says debt from the holidays, poor weather, elapsed time since the holidays, and failed New Year's resolutions cause many people to turn to a surprising therapy, shopping.
It's called retail therapy and a survey by CouponCabin.com says retail therapy is increasing. Over 36% of people surveyed said they plan on shopping to help fight the blues, and almost 50% of them say shopping helps their mood.
Jackie Warrick says retail therapy has been increasing over the past few years, despite the down economy.