What’s the best budget advice you’ve received?
The GLAMOUR team responds.
Editor Pnina Fenster firstname.lastname@example.org … 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 email@example.com … 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 firstname.lastname@example.org … 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 email@example.com … Start a retirement fund when you turn 25. After my birthday last year, I diligently set up an account!
Fashion Director Chrisna de Bruyn firstname.lastname@example.org … 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 email@example.com … 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 firstname.lastname@example.org … 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 email@example.com … Move one older piece of clothing out of your wardrobe every time you buy a new one.
Syndication Executive Lesley Mathys firstname.lastname@example.org
… Choose quality over quantity and rather have one lasting buy than four that will need replacing.
Junior Designer Kirsty Jardine email@example.com
… Put something into your savings the minute your salary comes in, then spend what’s left over.
Lauren Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
… Search Youtube for videos with DIY hacks that show you how to turn old clothes into on-trend pieces. Junior Copy Editor Tumi Moletsane email@example.com … Don’t get a credit card!
Beauty Assistant Yolisa Mjamba firstname.lastname@example.org
… 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 email@example.com
… Wait for sales or find something that’s similar to what you want, but better priced.
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