Spent!

Money, money, money, money…Money!!

Bills, bills, bills.

Ain’t nothing going on but the rent.

Sound familiar?  I don’t know about you but there have been so many times when I’ve felt just like this picture when it comes to financial matters.  Concerns about savings, bills and trying to get a dollars worth of living out of the fifteen cents of finances left over when it’s all said, done and spent.  I know I’m not the only one who’s had my mind on my money and my money on my mind.  Well, I’m rekindling my relationship with my piggy bank.  The truth is, being Miss Independent isn’t just about relationship status.  Too often, having your own includes some bad habits.  I’m talking living paycheck-to-paycheck, credit card debt. past due bills, late fees and heaven forbid-little to no savings.

The good news is, it is never too late to take control of your finances.  That means taking a long hard look at modus operandi.  There’s a saying, “what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”  And we’re not talking hair products.  When we try to present a certain image to make ourselves feel better, impress others, or subsidize faux dependents (you know the family members you support, but can’t claim), it’s an act of deception.  So this week, Rainy Day Diva is going to share a few tips and finds on how to get our financial lives in order and our checkbooks balanced.  Yes, we’re going to start with the basics.

So it doesn’t matter if you can honestly say, “I got it made” or are looking to get paid in full, there will be a little something for everybody this week.  And if you thought I couldn’t possibly squeeze one more song title into a single post, think again.  This is a beauty and lifestyle blog, so my goal is that you’ll redefine what it means to be still fly when this is all over with.  Did you get that one?

Now if you’re just a little bit curious about the image above, I can’t blame you one bit.  Eyecatching isn’t it?  This is the genius creativity of Aneky.  She has created the most intriguing and entertaining barbie sets.  If you think you’re speechless looking at the picture above, dare to click here.

If you have financial pearls of wisdom or requests, hit the comment box below.

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2 Responses to “Spent!”

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    Vicki — August 3, 2010 @ 11:43 pm

    Yep. The photo is intriguing. I have been meaning to ask you where/how you compiled your graphics/photos. They, like your posts, are top notch and I’d say well thought out but I can’t claim your thought process. Just one reader taking note…

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    Anonymous — August 5, 2010 @ 5:43 am

    I want a blow up of her work!! NOW!