Thursday, 4 August 2011

Archive August: 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.
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This article was originally posted in 2008 and is part of Archive August - join in!

2 comments:

Amy Harwood said...

This is so true! Will bear this in mind when I start Uni!

Elimy said...

Very nice. How about 11. THOU SHALT RECYCLE. Give new life to old items. It's easy to buy a top from the op shops and give it new sparkle by sewing on a ribbon or a fabric rose. You could even do it with last season's items. And 12. Thou shalt wear bright colours and spread sunshine. :)

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