Three Things

Posted on April 20, 2006 9 Comments

1. It is entirely possible to look great in clearance clothing, even for business purposes. Yesterday I received three complients from random strangers in the airport on my (somewhat) new discounted suit. I bought it at Marshall Field’s during the annual suit sale this winter for $199, which was more than $100 off the original price. Don’t be fooled into thinking you have to pay full price for businesswear to make an impact. Just make sure it fits.

2. Went to Border’s last week to “preview” Suze Ormon’s “Young, Fabulous and Broke.” I think I need to make a clear deliniation on what I expect to use my savings for, because short-term goals and long-term goals don’t necessarily work for the same investment types. Suze’s rule of thumb is to use money markets and CDs for “savings” – purchases you intend to make in three to five years (i.e. a downpayment for me) – and invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. for longer term “investment” goals, like retirement, your children’s education, etc. (Mainly due to cycles of the market.) I did not know that about short-term vs. long-term savings.

3. I got a promotion at my job! Yahoo!

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9 Responses to “Three Things”

  1. Chitown
    April 20th, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

    1. So true and I just love Field’s. =)

    2. Need to check this book out.

    3. Congratulations!!!

  2. Gigi
    April 20th, 2006 @ 5:25 pm

    1. I love Nordstom’s clearance rack. I have a hard time finding things at Fields.

    2. Get the book at the library. I read it (skimmed more like it). Alot of it was very common knowledge and if you’ve been learning about PF for a while, you’ll know most of the book. I don’t think it was worth it to purchase.


  3. Nicole
    April 20th, 2006 @ 7:46 pm

    Oh, I didn’t purchase. I just read it at Borders. I often go there to sit in the cafe and read books, but not buy them. I know that’s bad, but I do buy a lot of books from there so I feel OK about it.

  4. Heather
    April 20th, 2006 @ 8:21 pm

    (1) “Make sure they fit” This may be more of a guy thing, but my husband just took a bunch of shirts (about 12) into the tailor to have them sized to fit… and got them back. It was so much cheaper than buying all new shirts!

  5. mapgirl
    April 20th, 2006 @ 8:30 pm

    I love clearance sales too! Congratulations on the promotion!

  6. Nicole
    April 20th, 2006 @ 10:01 pm

    Nice Heather! I know a lot of people who will buy expensive clothes that don’t really fit, and don’t bother getting them tailored, so they never look right. I personally don’t know a good, cheap tailor so I usually try to buy off the rack when possible.

    If you can get the suits on clearance at Nordstorms, they’ll probably do the alterations for you.

  7. Dave
    April 21st, 2006 @ 8:32 am

    congrats on your promotion.

  8. Anonymous
    April 21st, 2006 @ 3:39 pm

    I agree with Gigi about the book. I love Suze Orman, but what she says in this book is a lot of common sense, and a lot of what she says in every book she writes. For your readers: Borrow it from the library or read it at the book store over a nice cup of coffee/tea/cold beer (I wish!)

  9. cashin
    April 21st, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

    Congratulations with the promotion Nicole!!!

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