What’s the best bud­get ad­vice you’ve re­ceived?

The GLAM­OUR team re­sponds.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Ed's Letter -

Editor Pn­ina Fen­ster pn­ina@con­de­nast.co.za … Go on a shop­ping diet at least once a year: no spend­ing ex­cept es­sen­tials for at least a month. Cu­ri­ously, this ad­vice (thanks, Oprah) al­ways makes me feel more abun­dant.

Deputy Editor and Beauty Di­rec­tor Michelle Brown­lee Smith michelleb@con­de­nast.co.za … Draw­ing up a bud­get was the good ad­vice I re­ceived from my dad, al­though I’m not al­ways great at ap­ply­ing it!

Man­ag­ing Editor Staci Lazarus staci@con­de­nast.co.za … Don’t open store ac­counts. If you can’t af­ford those shoes now, you won’t be able to af­ford them next month when the bill ar­rives.

Art Di­rec­tor Ziyaad Bassier ziyaad@con­de­nast.co.za … Start a re­tire­ment fund when you turn 25. Af­ter my birth­day last year, I dili­gently set up an ac­count!

Fash­ion Di­rec­tor Chrisna de Bruyn chrisna@con­de­nast.co.za … Fash­ion trends are fun, but buy the best and most flat­ter­ing wardrobe sta­ples you can af­ford. Fringe may not al­ways be a thing, but the LBD will never go out of style.

Spe­cial Projects and Events Man­ager Sarah Tuft saraht@con­de­nast.co.za … Cut your coat ac­cord­ing to your cloth. Mean­ing: don’t spend on cham­pagne and caviar if your bud­get only al­lows for soft drinks and salted crack­ers!

Fea­tures Writer and Ed­i­to­rial Co-or­di­na­tor Nandi Ndlovu nandi@con­de­nast.co.za … Make your own cof­fee and bring a packed lunch to work. Take­outs may be con­ve­nient, but they cost a lot in the long run.

On­line Editor Dan­ica van der Veen dan@con­de­nast.co.za … Move one older piece of cloth­ing out of your wardrobe ev­ery time you buy a new one.

Syndication Ex­ec­u­tive Les­ley Mathys les­ley@con­de­nast.co.za

… Choose qual­ity over quan­tity and rather have one last­ing buy than four that will need re­plac­ing.

Ju­nior De­signer Kirsty Jar­dine kirsty@con­de­nast.co.za

… Put some­thing into your sav­ings the minute your salary comes in, then spend what’s left over.

Pro­mo­tions As­sis­tant

Lau­ren Wil­liams pro­mo­tions@con­de­nast.co.za

… Search Youtube for videos with DIY hacks that show you how to turn old clothes into on-trend pieces. Ju­nior Copy Editor Tumi Mo­let­sane tumi@con­de­nast.co.za … Don’t get a credit card!

Beauty As­sis­tant Yolisa Mjamba yolisa@con­de­nast.co.za

… Look for multi-pur­pose beauty prod­ucts, like lip and cheeks stains, and oils that work for both your hair and body.

Fash­ion As­sis­tant Ta­nia Du­rand taniad@con­de­nast.co.za

… Wait for sales or find some­thing that’s sim­i­lar to what you want, but bet­ter priced.

GLAM­OUR work ex­pe­ri­ence

Tina Tshangela, Meg van Eck, Ter­sia Rassie, Natalie Louw

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