Minding My Money: How I Transitioned from Employee to Grad Student

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When I first relocated back to Washington, D.C., I was gung ho about being a frugalista.

And I’ve got to admit, making the transition from a fashion-loving full-time employee to a penny-pinching grad student has been an adventure–and then some!

As I reach my one-year anniversary of living in the nation’s capital, here are five frugal shopping habits that got me through the past twelve months.

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From Fashionista to Frugalista: Five New Year’s Resolutions

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I plan to do things very differently this year, especially when it comes to fashion.

As I journey through the next 363 days of the year, I resolve to be more careful, disciplined and creative with my style decisions.

Why? Well, because I need to–for my sanity and my financial health. Essentially, I’m making the transition from die-hard fashionista to frugalista.

So here is my public declaration of how I plan to enjoy fashion responsibly in 2013.

In short, there will be no more overspending and definitely no more overstocking!

Hoping and praying I can keep this up for the next 12 months! Wish me well.

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Fash Fix

When youโ€™re shopping for clothes, donโ€™t buy something just because it is on sale. Make sure it works with your wardrobe or youโ€™ll end up with a closet full of odds and ends that represent wasted cash. – Clarky Davis, The Debt Diva