Hello Sophisticated Spenders!
I had the pleasure of speaking to someone who thought they knew me very well. Our conversation went a little something like this:
Random: you don’t own any Tiffany Jewelery???
Random: All women have Tiffany Jewelery!
Me: ask those “women” what their retirement accounts look like, then hollar back at me!
I’ve never been facinated with material things.
I grew up wearing ProWings (the gym shoes from PayLess).
But I have people (and it’s normally men) who say, “I know you have Prada, Gucci and (they mention those red bottom shoes that I don’t even know how to spell). They say I know you always go get manicures, pedicures and massages.”
And my answer is simply, “no.”
I’m lucky enough to have grown up without those simple pleasures and I can do most of that stuff for myself. Don’t get me wrong, I treat myself whenever I feel like it. But those things are not in my normal routine and there’s nothing wrong with people who like those luxuries.
For me, the money that I would spend on Prada and Gucci can go towards paying down my mortgage (or owning their stocks).
(I think it’s a little weird that I would consider going to a nail salon a waste of my time, however I would totally spend that hour or two in front of the TV.)
I’ve actually probably spent the amount of money that a Prada purse would cost building my blog, going to blogger and Zumba conferences, volunteering and helping others who need a little bit of help..
At this time in my life, those things are more important to me than carrying around a fancy pants purse or having red bottomed shoes.
Those items do not symbolize success to me at all!
We all have choices and free will.
I just want you to be smart with your money!
Has anyone ever made any assumptions about you and how you spend your money?