I’m alway aspiring to make saving sound sexy, but Helen Gurley Brown was the original.
Here are a selection of Helen’s tips from what’s basically my bible, Sex and the Single Girl.
-Scrimp on what isn’t sexy or beautiful or really any fun, so you can afford what is.
-Never pay more when you can pay less.
-Don’t subscribe to a newspaper if you see one at the office or can borrow your landlord’s.
-Ditto magazines. Ask a friend to pass hers on after she’s read them.
-If you pay the bills, turn off the lights when you leave home.
-Give up smoking.
-Negotiate with everybody.
-Don’t undertip. This little economy is unworthy of you.
-Work for a rich man.
-Get adopted by a wealthy couple.
Got it? Got it!
(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)