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In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.: When Celebrities Go Broke from a Shopping Addiction

1. Shopping Addiction

Remember What not to wear? Stacy London from the show, for me, was awesome (I will say, I liked Clinton a tiny bit better as he wasn’t as snarky…). I loved this article from London about her shopping addiction and how she used clothes as a way to try and fill the void in her life to the point of near bankruptcy. You don’t get to hear such honest, raw accounts, and I am deeply grateful to her for writing about it as painful as it was.

2. Java Essentials

My partner has gotten into coffee now, and he has been TRULY eying up this kettle and this sleek rechargeable milk frother because he enjoys a frothy milk topped cup.

3. Socialuxe

An interesting post on how the poor and middle-class tend to buy luxuries first, and how we shouldn’t judge them for making life bearable.

4. Juliette

O wherefore art thou? This sweet Juliette sweater is collarless, pretty and sleek while being casual and chic. It would go perfectly with these Vince white sneakers which I do not hate (and I am not a sneaker person)

5. The $0 Workout

This is one of the most creative ways to work out at home for pennies. Plus it made me laugh.

6. Fresh Skin

I swear by this Paula’s Choice 1% Retinol because I use it every other day and after the 2-week purging period, my skin is FRESHHHHH…. Definitely a holy grail item.

7. Essential Recipes

I love Indian food. I really do. Curries, the flavours.. I love it all (but I’ll pass on the desserts though…), and this article on Tejal Rao’s 10 Essential Indian Recipes is a must-read as a crash course on the cuisine. I also love that it is chock-full of flavour and vegetarian if not vegan. <3

8. Studded

I am loving this Ann Taylor set of knotted stud earrings. Simple, bold, chic and understated. Could I have said that about any other item? I also by the way, am obsessed with their high-waisted ponte leggings.

9. A Voyeur in Paris

One of my favourite Money Diaries to date because it was so full of interesting lifestyle bits and pieces (new mother, living in Paris, making a high income..): A Week In Paris, France, On A $101,000 Salary … and the follow-up A Week In Paris, France, On Unemployment was EVEN BETTER.

10. Drinks are on me

I don’t drink, but this martini brooch is adorbs for a small little punch of je ne sais quoi in your outfit. It’s something I as a non-drinker would find cute enough to wear, along with this gorgeous bow-tie waist top… I own one a similar bow-tie top and I wear it to DEATH.

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Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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Posted on August 30, 2014

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  1. Shonny

    Wow, I just read that post about Lissa Bryan about the middle class and poor buying luxuries. Lots to think about!

    I’ve been reading your blog for the last couple of days and wanted to let you know that I have learnt a lot from it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      It is a valid point for sure – why deprive them of the little luxuries that make their life bearable? And in the same vein, though, it makes me wonder if they could see beyond that and sacrifice in the now for the future, but then again it depends on how much they could realistically save if they did … a lot of conflicting ideas.

      Thank you so much for being a new reader <3


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