How to Handle Money Envy
What it might look like: That über-chic neighbor of yours only sports designer labels. Your colleague’s bespoke suits leave you feeling a little less than dressed for “the job you want.” And all that fun with fashion can leave you thinking, how on earth can they afford it?
What to remind yourself: You never know the reality behind the facade. Maybe your favorite fashion plate can’t actually afford what she’s buying. “I had a client once who would always come in with new outfits,” remembers Lasky. “And then I discovered she had $15,000 of debt.”
Your best friend when it comes to looking good is a budget. After all, money is about choices, not deprivation. The calculation you need to make is figuring out how much you do have to spend on stuff that will make you look and feel good. That way you can feel confident in your money and your image.