Posts tagged "spending"

The Millennial Generation Is Spending More Money Than Ever On Luxury Goods

We’re broke, we’re unemployed, we owe student loans, we’re living off our parents, we have degrees in things like English and Philosophy, we’re unprecedentedly narcissistic, and as if we couldn’t get any more charming, all the money we do have we spend on luxury goods: welcome to Generation Y, bitches! The millennial epoch, composed of…

Rachel Krause / May 17, 2012

Study: People Who Spend Their Money On Experiences Are Happier

How you spend your money says a lot about you — and it says even more about whether or not you’re a happy person. A new study from San Francisco State University asked nearly 10,000 people to evaluate how happy they were. It found that people who spent their money on experiences were generally happier…

Julie Gerstein / April 6, 2012

TLC’s T-Boz & Other Celebs Who Blew Their Fortunes

Say it ain’t so! TLC member T-Boz, one of the ladies who just a few years ago sang about wanting “No Scrubs,” filed for bankruptcy today. T-Boz — real name Tionne Watkins — owes more than $768,000 to creditors, most of which is related to her $1.2 million home. Ms. Boz does have money coming…

Julie Gerstein / November 28, 2011

Girl Talk: I Went On A Shopping Ban … And It Backfired

I’m fairly certain that I have an addictive personality. I’ve avoided drugs, gambling, cigarettes, and alcohol based on those suspicions, and likely will continue to do so until my dying day. But I got blindsided by my own addictive tendencies when I discovered the joys of personal style. After years of hating my body, I…

Sally McGraw / September 26, 2011

Money 101: Identifying The Money Drains In Your Life

I’m amazed at how every time I walk out of my apartment, cash just seems to seep out of my wallet. So, this year, in a conscious effort to make my paycheck stretch a bit longer, I’ve been keeping a watchful eye on my miscellaneous expenses. Here are some common dollar drains I’ve found and…

Rainbow Kirby / January 19, 2011

Don’t Let Santa Bring You Debt This Year For Christmas

Even though it’s less than two weeks until December 25th, I’m experiencing a small Christmas miracle: I’m not feeling the holiday panic. Why? The day after Thanksgiving I put together a gift-giving plan for my loved ones and accompanying to-do list and I’ve been chipping away at it — both online and by shopping here…

Joanne Hinkel / December 13, 2010

Watch 15 Fashion Addicts Refrain From Purchasing For A Year

The idea of going on a spending fast is nothing novel—we’ve heard stories about people challenging themselves to not even buy one single thing or to refrain from buying anything that’s absolutely unnecessary. Here’s a new project: the Free Fashion Challenge takes 15 “fashion addicts” (they really can call themselves this because the group i…

Leonora Epstein / December 4, 2010

Money 101: How To Meaningfully Reduce Your Expenses

Financial tips like “skip your latte” are obnoxious. So are suggestions to camp rather than stay in hotels, separate two-ply toilet paper and cook eggs in the dishwasher. After all, I don’t want my life to suck. While it’s true that incremental expenditures add up over time, the biggest factors affecting spending have to do…

Amelia Timbers / October 4, 2010

Brace Yourselves: Clothing Prices Will Apparently Go Up Soon

See those two women in the photo who are shopping and all smiley and happy? Now, close your eyes and remember this image, seal it to your memories, children. Because soon, the days of shopping sprees and enjoying mall trips will be long gone. OK, so we exaggerate a bit (we hope!), but you should…

Leonora Epstein / July 27, 2010

My Two Cents: 5 Ways To Stay Fabulous On A Budget

I admit I’m pretty much a walking gender stereotype — I like shopping, getting pedicures, grabbing drinks with the girls after work, obsessing about my hair, and lusting over other women’s awesome boots. I also hate when models brag about how they can eat anything without gaining an ounce, and I have an unhealthy addictio…

Wendy Atterberry / July 21, 2010

Net-A-Porter Sells Out Of $6,000 Alexander McQueen Dress—How Much Will You Drop Online?

When Net-A-Porter started up in 2000, it seemed doubtful that people would buy premier designer goods off the internet, sight unseen. But the times, they did change, and now we’re all online shopping. However, it still seems shocking to us that shoppers drop thousands of dollars through e-commerce sites. For example, this famous Alexander McQueen

Leonora Epstein / May 18, 2010

Rich People Shop At Kohl’s?

There are two types of wealthy people. Those who go on reality television to show off their private jets and bling and Caribbean estates. And then there are rich people who are also cheapskates, and won’t spend money on peculiar things, like clothes. (Come to think of it, Daddy Warbucks did wear pretty much the…

Leonora Epstein / April 16, 2010

I’ve Lost My Passion For Shopping

I don’t know what’s happened to me. I used to love shopping. Next to having sex, drinking, and eating great food with friends, shopping used to rank pretty high on my list of activities that make me happy.

And no, I was never one of those girls who “bought to fill the void”…

Leonora Epstein / November 8, 2009

Do You Feel Like A Ditz Because You Love Fashion?

“Fashion trends speak volumes about the human condition and wordlessly point us towards the zeitgeist,” writes South Africa Times columnist Jacquie Myburgh. Huh? They do?

Ms. Myburgh, like many a fashion journalist, didn’t originally seek a career in the style world, acknowledging the frivolous-sounding nature of such work. She explains: “Telling your parents you…

Leonora Epstein / October 15, 2009

Sex Sells: How Much Do We Spend On Doin’ It?

Sex sells and we’re all paying the price. Whether you’re a married mom or single and ready to mingle, rendezvous require cold, hard cash, even if you go soft or your date backs off. Kate Carraway, a Canadian blogger for Nerve, decided to go deep and discover the costs associated with satisfying our crotch like…

Simcha / September 30, 2008

Poll: What Are You Scrimping On During The Econonic Crisis?

Yeah, so I know “Dancing With The Stars” premiered this week and we’re all in a tizzy because Drew Barrymore snogged Chuck Bass, but did you know that there’s a serious economic crisis LOOMING? Between the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the sale of Merrill Lynch, AIG tanking, and the government planning a bailout to the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 25, 2008

Your Spending Secret Is Out

According to CNN.com, 29% of people in relationships lie to their partners about their spending habits. Ha, we think 71% of people lie on surveys. Everyone splurges every now and again! And when you share a bank account, you have to sneak around with some of your personal expenses. Men like to spend money o…

Simcha / July 30, 2008