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post #26 of 58
I am single.
I am debt free (have mortgage, but no car payment, no cc debt, done w/ student loan).
I make good money.
I have a nice chunk in savings.
How I spend my money is no one's business, in fact, I am helping to keep our economy going.
post #27 of 58
I am a stay at home mom. I sell a few things on Ebay which is enough to buy a pair of jeans once in a while. It's not too bad. But I only have like 6 pairs of designer jeans. Being a SAHM I really don't even need that many!!
post #28 of 58
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Well I hope I didn't offend anyone. I was selling on ebay too to make extra cash, maybe I will start that up again. Thanks for some good ideas...
post #29 of 58
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Originally Posted by chordslikethis
^ I was going to say the same thing. I don't blow my money on booze or cigarettes or eating out every day like most of the people at school/ work, so that makes for some extra money. I'm always tucking away a little extra for my jeans. I justify it, like some people collect stamps, right? I like my jeans/ clothes. I've always supported my own "habit", I've worked since I was about twelve.
Same goes for me too pretty much, except I've worked since I was 13.
post #30 of 58
I'm a student and my parents pay for my tuition. Aside from that, I work during the school year pulling well over 30 hours a week. Now that it's summer I will probably pull 40+ hours a week. My justification is that I work hard and like others have said before me no drugs or alcohol!
post #31 of 58
I don't do the whole "Buy one pair, sell one pair" thing. I would like to keep all of my designer denim since I view it as a growing collection. I live with my parents so I don't have to pay bills. I also try to sell some things on Ebay but most of my money comes from my part-time job. Plus, I try to look for deals and hardly ever pay retail price. I've only let myself go on about 3-4 pairs (i.e. they were more than $110).
post #32 of 58
I use my dad's credit card

But I definitely try to find deals when I buy jeans (and for now on, im gonna try to limit myself to one pair per month)
post #33 of 58
I honestly can't answer that question, My BF asked me the same thing and all I could do is hang my bottom lip Really though, I am a full time college student, Senior status finally, with an almost two year old. My BF, which is my daughters father spoils me.
post #34 of 58
Been working to pay for my clothes since I was 18. I can't pay much for my jeans, but I love them dearly. I couldn't justify buying for big $$, as I do have a dog who could get ill and I'd need the money, and my bf and I are saving to buy a house.
Jeans are also my work clothes- I wear them every day. And that's much more fun since I'm wearing reeeally cute ones now! =D
post #35 of 58
Yep, workplace casual has def made it easier for me (and others) to justify buying designer denim. It's my everyday wardrobe (no suits here)(and you can spend major mulla on formal work wear too--more than denim)!! I pair them with heels/boots, a casual blazer or sweater, and a cute tee there ya go--my everyday work look!
post #36 of 58
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Originally Posted by lilmizanne
I'm a student and my parents pay for my tuition. Aside from that, I work during the school year pulling well over 30 hours a week. Now that it's summer I will probably pull 40+ hours a week. My justification is that I work hard and like others have said before me no drugs or alcohol!

This message has already been said a few times but it applies to me too so I'll repost because it's relevent!

I work full time during the summer to support my own spending habits, and everything I buy now with the exception of tuition/food/housing (including books for school) I pay for myself. I also have a paid graphic design internship and work around 12-16 hours a week in addition to being a full time student... I use two credit cards that I pay off in full each month, so hopefully I'm at least building some sort of credit

I guess I could say that this is all somewhat materalistic, but I never did really wear jeans until I found SFAM (and now COH and TR) because the cheap stuff never fit me well and I felt uncomfortable in them. Now I feel much happier with myself.
post #37 of 58
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Originally Posted by Melody
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilmizanne
I'm a student and my parents pay for my tuition. Aside from that, I work during the school year pulling well over 30 hours a week. Now that it's summer I will probably pull 40+ hours a week. My justification is that I work hard and like others have said before me no drugs or alcohol!

This message has already been said a few times but it applies to me too so I'll repost because it's relevent!

I work full time during the summer to support my own spending habits, and everything I buy now with the exception of tuition/food/housing (including books for school) I pay for myself. I also have a paid graphic design internship and work around 12-16 hours a week in addition to being a full time student... I use two credit cards that I pay off in full each month, so hopefully I'm at least building some sort of credit

I guess I could say that this is all somewhat materalistic, but I never did really wear jeans until I found SFAM (and now COH and TR) because the cheap stuff never fit me well and I felt uncomfortable in them. Now I feel much happier with myself.
I agree with you. I used to buy the cheap jeans and now that I wear designer I never have gone back. People ask me why I spend so much and I tell them that the fit is totally different. I have only charged 2 and they are paid off. I just know that in my budget I can't afford to spend alot every week. But I try to pay only cash for them...
post #38 of 58
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melody
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilmizanne
I'm a student and my parents pay for my tuition. Aside from that, I work during the school year pulling well over 30 hours a week. Now that it's summer I will probably pull 40+ hours a week. My justification is that I work hard and like others have said before me no drugs or alcohol!

This message has already been said a few times but it applies to me too so I'll repost because it's relevent!

I work full time during the summer to support my own spending habits, and everything I buy now with the exception of tuition/food/housing (including books for school) I pay for myself. I also have a paid graphic design internship and work around 12-16 hours a week in addition to being a full time student... I use two credit cards that I pay off in full each month, so hopefully I'm at least building some sort of credit

I guess I could say that this is all somewhat materalistic, but I never did really wear jeans until I found SFAM (and now COH and TR) because the cheap stuff never fit me well and I felt uncomfortable in them. Now I feel much happier with myself.
I agree with you. I used to buy the cheap jeans and now that I wear designer I never have gone back. People ask me why I spend so much and I tell them that the fit is totally different. I have only charged 2 and they are paid off. I just know that in my budget I can't afford to spend alot every week. But I try to pay only cash for them...
post #39 of 58
In my case, it's an addiction . I feel somewhat funny if I don't see any packages in front of my door for a week . I always try to find good deals but no matter how good a deal is, having over 30+ pair still take a toll on my bank acct.
I am single and I consider myself making a decent living (if you consider 80K+ per yr). I only need to pay my mortg, student loans and other little debts and I don't need to support anyone but still, after I joined this forum and keep on increase my collection, my bank acct is bad
post #40 of 58
yup, I live at home too Yup I'm 24 and live at home. But my parents live in the same city that my university is in and it seems financially silly to spend an extra 1000/month on rent/bills/food when I don't have to...especially since, being as my parents live here, if I want to move out, I've got to pay for that myself..can't justify going into debt for something unnecessary..so all my work wages go towards me
post #41 of 58
I make jewelry and customize (or not) jeans, all of which usually go on ebay. I find that doing this is the most time efficient way to earn money for living essentials, non-essentials (i.e., designer jeans), and school tuition.
post #42 of 58
My husband has a successfull buisiness. I don't really work except to help him out, so he buys everything. A couple years ago before things took off I definatley wasn't buying expensive clothing and I was working full time. But to answer your question above #4, and I really only buy one or 2 pairs a month.
post #43 of 58
I'm stupid I answered the wrong thread. One too many glasses of wine for me tonight!!
post #44 of 58
I really don't have the money to be spending on jeans, but sometimes it's nice to have a distraction from the daily stresses of being a full time student, working 40 hours a week, and having a teenage daughter. My clothes normally fit my daughter as well, so I rationalize that I am getting two wardrobes for the price of one. I'm practically making money, right?
post #45 of 58
I scour for deals on the internet and as of late watch for the BIG sales in Southern California.

My last major purchase was 2 weeks ago and I intend on not buying anymore jeans unless I can get a very good deal.

I work hard for my money. I do not spend frivolously and buy only what I need. Jeans just so happen to be my crutch
post #46 of 58
Babysitting/tutoring; decent money, but I spend faster than I earn!
post #47 of 58
family is (finally) financially stable and secure.
credit cards paid off.
customs for this summer pays well.
city hall pays better.

but lately i haven't been buying at all. i promised my dad i'd buy some dish jeans for some relatives in cambodia. i would be spoiling myself by now, buthe keeps adding more names to buy for.
post #48 of 58
I never pay full retail price on them.

Ebay, Filene's, or discount stores is the way to go for me.
post #49 of 58
I have a good job. I recently paid off all of my big credit card bills. Now it is so hard to control myself to not use them again! I shouldn't come to this website because I am making it harder for myself. Yes, I am a shopaholic. I used to buy stuff only if it was on sale. As time has progressed and my income has progressed, my tastes have gotten more expensive.
post #50 of 58
I'm married and a stay at home Mom....DH has a good paying job and we have no debts (house and vehicles paid for).
DH goes on fishing/hunting trips, spending the $.....I don't, so I shop!!
But, I only buy if I feel it is a good deal, I never pay full price.
I have more jeans than I need right now, so I have switched to buying them for my teen daughter....
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