Thursday, 18 December 2008

10 Commandments for the Student Consumer

Image thanks to orin

1. Thou shalt believe in the true essence of fashion: fun! Not hefty price tags or designer labels.

2. Thou shalt have fashion idols (but don’t spend too much time worshipping them, they probably don’t know a whole lot more than you do.)

3. Do not swear falsely by your purse; pointless and insincere spending is prohibited.

4. Remember to give yourself a day off. Take one day in the week where you spend no money whatsoever; learn from that day.

5. Honour thy father and thy mother; listen to their wise words when it comes to matters of spending. They’ve got a whole lot more experience than you, even if you’d rather not admit it.

6. Thou shalt not murder thine own bank balance. It’s your life line, so show it a little respect.

7. Thou shalt cheat. Don’t commit yourself to any one bank, store card, or label; they’ll never love you back, it’s just your money they’re after.

8. Thou shalt not steal. It’s just wrong, okay?

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Help your friends out; don’t tell them that dress looks good when you know it doesn’t, spare a thought for their funds.

10. Thou shalt not covet. Don’t waste your time desiring that which has been given to another, put your energies into appreciating what you have.

3 comments:

Christabel et Laura said...

LOVE it. Very wise words! Though I struggle to listen to my parents...

Helen said...

Yes wise words! I always listen to my mother - she works in a bank and is a very savvy saver so this had been passed down to me too. I have more savings, shares and bonds than anyone I know my own age! (although of course we shalln't mention those worthless shares now...grrr)

Sarah Von said...

Great, great advice. Well done!

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