Welcome to Bossy’s Poverty Party, an online support group for reining in spending, getting your finances in order, and climbing out of debt. Everyone basically knows what steps to take, but it is nearly impossible to climb that mountain alone.
every day nearly every day, Bossy will use this space to report her spending and missteps, along with cheap recipes, savings tips, and suggested tricks and goals.
The other day Bossy and her friend Martha were getting ready to go out for some live music, and Bossy whipped her lipstick out of her purse and Bossy’s friend Martha was all, “Gahhhh,” and then she was all, “You should take a picture of that for the Poverty Party.”
So here you are, Martha. Happy now?
The point Martha wanted to make is one Bossy has discussed several times here in these pages that aren’t pages: Bossy is very selective about the beauty/drug store/makeup products she uses — Bossy often chooses the high end stuff, but her satisfaction and relentless stretching of these products actually saves money in the long run.
Martha’s point is how Bossy lands on one lipstick, in this case Paula Dorf which is worth every penny, and wears it to death and she doesn’t end up back in the drugstore aisle every other minute buying brands and colors that disappoint and necessitate a trip right back to the same drugstore aisle, money wasted.
At least Bossy thinks that was Martha’s point. It’s hard to stay focused when you are on your way to
hear music drink Bloody Marys.