Party Hard, Pay Hard

by astanhaus

Bobbi, my bestie, has asked me to be her bridesmaid!

Of course, I’m thrilled to be with her on her big day. But honestly, I’m less than thrilled to see my credit card bill at the end of the month.

(click on the bold-faced vocab words:))

Each event —obviously— must have its own dress. Renting has been a god-send during wedding season.

But I hate risking that someone else might wear the same dress. [gasp] I always—at the very least— accessorize with vintage costume jewelry.

If the jewels are big enough, no one will know I’m wearing the same dress.

My travel deals are thanks to Priceline.

The hope diamond is a bit out of my price range, but still I must find a fabulous gift. I like to cater to the couple.

Spice sets spruce up kitchens. A newspaper subscription humbly makes their new house a home. Or their wish list is my command.


(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)