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Your strong fashion sense doesn't mean you have to break your budget. You just have to be smart and invest in the right things.
- There are two main ways to think about shopping: go super-cheap, or super-expensive.
- For the expensive things in life, think of them as investment pieces – things you save up for that will last you for many years and you’ll take care of, like a nice jacket or pair of shoes.
- For “non-investment” pieces that might be out of style in a season or two, always shop for sales. Be patient and wait for the deals.
Comparison will steal your joy and your paycheck. -Rachel Cruze
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Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- Would you say you’re a big shopper? Why or why not?
- What’s one of the best deals you’ve ever gotten shopping for fashion?
- What are some “investment” pieces you’d like to save up for or have in the past?
- How can buying cheap clothes end up costing you more in the long run?
- What is a reasonable annual budget on fashion for your household income/debt? Explain.
- Do you have any secret tips or tricks for saving money on fashion? What are they?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.