Posts Tagged: spending

How to Splurge Responsibly

how to shop splurge responsibly

The word “splurge” may call to mind a large, unplanned, impulse buy, and many splurges may occur under those circumstances. But splurges can be planned, prepared for, and worked into your spending plan. Let’s look at how:

Research

If you’ve decided that a Valentino dress needs to join your wardrobe, do loads of research on available styles, materials, colors, sizing variations, possible outlets for purchase, and return policies. Then evaluate when, how often, and with which accessories you’d wear the dress. Think carefully about how your purchase will be used. Often times, the item that sparks your initial feelings of object lust – be it a frock, handbag, piece of jewelery, or pair of shoes – may not actually work for your wardrobe, figure, or dressing needs. A splurge needn’t be an item that sucks loads of money out of your bank account, then languishes unworn. Do your research first. read more

Originally posted 2012-01-12 06:15:12.

Great Shoes Don’t Need to Cost a Mint

Where to shop for great shoes that won't break the bank!

You really do get what you pay for, my friends, especially in the world of shoes. Feet are fussy, and are one of the body parts most likely to complain if not fitted properly into their protective casings. If you’ve got foot pain or problems or difficult-to-fit feet, then cheaping out on shoes is a bad plan. For your own mental and physical health, invest in shoes that maximize your comfort. But if your feet are more tolerant, you might be interested in a few tips for tracking down great-looking shoes that won’t deplete your life savings. Am I right? I am? Fabulous. read more

Originally posted 2011-11-14 06:11:18.

How to Prepare for a Shopping Trip

Know your budget: No, really. Do NOT shop without knowing how much cash you have, and how much you can comfortably spend. Shopping blindly leads to shopping regret of one kind or another.

Inventory your closet: Annoying, but worth it. Many of us buy duplicates or near-duplicates, and that practice can be avoided by familiarizing yourself with your current wardrobe. And before you buy anything, ask yourself: Do I love this because it’s perfectly “me” or because it’s incredibly familiar? read more

Originally posted 2011-07-22 06:01:17.