TIP OF THE DAY NO.46 – SALES AND SAVING MONEY

TIP. NO 46 – SALES AND SAVING MONEY

The word SALE is like magic – we are drawn to it like moth to the light. We feel compelled to go and check it out – we don’t want to miss a bargain – but whatever we buy at a reduced price is only a bargain when we can pay for it – either with cash or when using your credit card, by paying the full amount at the end of the month.

If you don’t, the interest charged to your balance at the end of the month, and each month after that,  makes what you bought at a reduced price very, very expensive.  Therefore, only let  SALES tempt you when you can afford it without making the bank a little richer.

See you tomorrow

       scan0004-2                       Brigitte

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TIP OF THE DAY – NO. 9 LOOKING GOOD AND DRESSING WELL

TIP NO. 9  Try it on before you buy!

When you see the label marked  ‘Medium’ and you are a ‘Medium’ you probably think you don’t have to try it on – and how often have you come home and found out that this is not ‘Your Medium’  – leaving you with two choices – one – you take it back to the store (what a waste of time) or – two- you will never make it back to the store and it just sits in your closet with the ticket on it forever -result – you have lost time and money!

If you don’t have the time to try on a garment, or it is a cold winter day, like today, and you don’t feel like getting undressed, DON’T BUY IT!  Come back another day and save yourself the hustle of returning it, or never wearing it.

See you tomorrow

               scan0004-2                       Brigitte

TIP OF THE DAY – NO.2 LOOKING GOOD AND DRESSING WELL

TIP NO 2 – DON’T BUY THE LABEL 

Most of us cannot afford to buy expensive labels like Ralph Lauren, Chanel, or Valentino – but we get very excited when we see a designer label on sale.  Hold your horses  – look past the label. Maybe it is there because it is an odd colour, a way out style, or an unbecoming print. Look at the garment, don’t let the label mislead you!

See you tomorrow

                scan0004-2                  Brigitte

MONEY- DO YOUR CLOTHES EARN THEIR KEEP?

Hello Everyone

I hope that you have started the New Year with a lot of fun and some New Year’s resolutions.

One of them should be  —  make sure that the clothes you buy are earning their keep. What do I mean? Well sometimes we spend a lot of money on an item and hardly ever wear it – that item is not earning its keep. And on the other hand we have things in our wardrobe, which might have been less expensive, but we could not imagine life without.

I once bought a pair of black pants on sale which I did not really need – but you know how it goes –  they were on sale. Well, it so happened that none of the other black pants I have, perform as well. as these. These fit, keep their crease and are washable – that is real dividend.

If you are wondering about the performance of your clothes, take some time to go through you wardrobe. Put the items you love and wear a lot to one side and those you rarely wear, for whatever reason, on the other. And looking at the clothes you hardly wear, you will be surprised how much you have invested in things that bring no return.

So this year’s New Year’s resolution: – buy only clothes which have a lot of mileage, which allow you to wear them frequently. In order to focus on this while you are shopping remember:

– don’t fall in love with that cute top

– decide if you need it

– will it fit into my lifestyle

– do I have anything to wear it with

– do I really feel comfortable in it

By answering these questions you will avoid the items we refer to as “I don’t know why I ever bought this, I hardly wear it. ” It will save you money, and your clothes will earn their keep!

Until the next time

                        STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                           Brigitte

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