Drunken purchases are easier online

Guy Clapperton
Picture of a glass of beer
Picture of a glass of beer

First the good news: a new report from HaveYouSeen suggests that over half of us are cutting down on impulse buys because of the recession. This should mean a bit less of the credit boom that did so little to help the current economy. The bad news is that one in seven of us is confessing to drunken spending on eBay, Amazon and elsewhere - and ending up with holes in our finances as a result.