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Be a fashionista, and be wise

September 20, 2010

Fashion. What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you see the word? Vogue? Milan? Camel-colored trench coats or black leather skirts? I admit I do follow news of the industry quite closely, in fact, I visit style.com almost every day. I certainly have some personal favorites here and there, but I’m definitely not one of those fashion slaves who would borrow after they cleaned out their purses just to get their hands on a monogram bag. Unfortunately, it happens that someone I know qualifies to be, and let me tell you, shopaholics really do need a personal therapist. You would know what I mean if you’ve read any one book of the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella.

Don’t let yourself turn into someone like Rebecca Bloomwood, who tells us one important note – always use cash if you are not good at financial management, because then, you will know how much you’ve spent and start limiting yourself. It is too easy to over-spend when it comes to credit cards, simply hand over a shiny piece of plastic and you get what you want. Little did you know your desire for that wonderful masterpiece has blinded you from reasoning and reality: the over-spending comes with consequences. You will find yourself panicking when the end of the month finally comes upon you, when you finally receive your to-be-settled bills.

I always find the advertisements of credit companies ridiculous, because the woman would say, according to the script, that she had more money to shop after she borrowed from certain credit company. Why in the world would someone borrow, just to spend more? Doesn’t that occur to her as a sign to stop spending so much? No wonder why these loan companies are earning big profits!

Start, if you still haven’t, to keep an in-and-out journal, because financial management is basically our everyday life. Of course there are other things in life that qualifies as ‘important’, but let’s just say that a good financial management is a firm basis of a successful life.

Samantha Chan, 19,  is a fresh graduate from Marymount Secondary School. When she’s not reading or writing, Samantha is watching movies. She dreams to work for the film industry one day. Her column Bite of Life is inspired by the tiniest bits of joy, laughter, frustration and anger in her life. Samantha hopes her articles will take readers to a calm, peaceful place.

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  1. September 20, 2010 4:44 pm

    Hi 🙂 I never knew there was a style.com !! Thanks for bring that up. Oh. I absolutely adore the Shopaholic series 😀 I totally agree with you about Rebecca Bloomwood. I am great at finacial management 😀 HAHAHAHAHA

    • samanthac permalink
      September 21, 2010 7:02 pm

      Thanks for commenting!
      Good to hear you’re good at managing your money LOL
      Hope you enjoyed style.com cuz I really do. You may want to check out the Sartorialist and Yvan Rodic’s blog if you’re interested in fashion. They take super great photos 🙂

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