The Great Resignation…unemployment running out…new variants…Jan. 6 commission…what next? During these times it seems it is survival first and foremost. There is no time to be stylish, trendy or even modern. Pinching pennies is what it’s about…and making the next bill payment.
But does it have to be that bad? No…with proper budgeting, you can still live.
The amount you buy and how often you indulge in purchasing a new dress shirt, shoes, or other clothing item may have changed, but deprivation doesn’t have to prevail if you budget the money you do have to plan for that purchase, and time that purchase so it isn’t/doesn’t have to be a daily or even weekly need.
Patience is the virtue during these unprecedented times of the pandemic. And patience can pay off when it comes to rebuilding your wardrobe, and satisfying the desire to have nice things without it hurting your budget.
First, decide what it is you want/need.
Second, budget for that item several weeks before you purchase it. Set aside and amount each week.
Third, determine when you feel comfortable going to the store with the money you have saved and make that purchase.
Fourth, go to the store and make the purchase, after you are absolutely sure it is the item in size, color and style you had in mind. But, look for the sale!
It is that simple, and doesn’t have to be as hard as you might think. It is admirable to want to manage your finances during these times…you have to. But you also want to be engaged in society…and if that comes in the form of making a stylish purchase…you still can, with the right planning.