Thursday, April 19, 2007

I'm too sexy for my debt...so sexy it hurts!

When you buy a new car, you should always sit down and see if you can afford it. Not just the monthly payment, but the gas, insurance, and routine maintenance.

No one ever tells you to sit down and consider whether or not you can afford yourself. I have found myself considering whether or not I can afford to stay as hott as I currently am. (And I added the extra 't' so you wouldn't think that I turned off the AC or something.)

Let's examine my beauty from a financial standpoint:
  • Hair - Terri, my stylist, is great but not cheap. Though she does cut me somewhat of a deal on my highlights, we're not talking SuperCuts here. I pay about $120 every two months. Also, add in my shampoo and conditioner to maintain the expensive highlights - make that about $150 every two months.
  • Feet - It is summer (I live in FL, it is actually summer nine months a year) and flip flops are back. So are my cute feet. My last two pedicures were a month apart - about $25 each.
  • Face - Oh jeez. There's the face wash regimen at $60 every two months. In addition to makeup (which I don't buy a lot of, we'll say maybe $10 a month). I also just went to the Dr and got a whole slew of prescriptions, no telling how much that will be. Also add in $10 a month for eyebrow waxing (something I cannot live without).
  • HOT BODY - Well, this is where I might save some money - I no longer pay to go to weight watchers (which I highly recommend by the way) and I don't belong to a gym. However, I like to eat healthy and we know that's not cheap.
  • Attire - I, literally, cannot even tell you how much money I spend on clothes. Let's just say it is a lot. I'd wager $200 a month is a low estimate.

Total that up and it comes to...$340 a month!

Obviously, the clothes are out.

And no, that does not mean that naked is in.

Any ideas on how to cut corners and still look stunning? Please - no "beauty comes from within" crap. It may come from within but it sure as hell doesn't come cheap. I'll post about my therapy and self-help book bills some other time.

3 comments:

Levana said...

hi.

I would recommend eliminating the pedicures. It hurts a little, but you can do that yourself at home 5 times for the cost of going to the "salon" once. I did it and now I am buying a house! Well, those two things aren't actually related to each other -- I am using the Republican style of reasoning where you put two unrelated facts in one sentence and then build an argument around it. However, in reality $25 more bucks to your credit cards every month will save you thousands down the road.

L

Levana said...

By the way, isn't it cool how I made that political.

The Working Girl said...

you are a dork and i love you.