Suze Orman: Nail Polish is a Waste of Time and Money
Suze Orman is billed as a “personal finance guru.” Well, Suze…Can I call you Suze? Well, Suze, I respectfully disagree with the personal finance advice you recently imparted to a Filipino audience:
“Women, in particular, spend a lot of money on pedicures and manicures. If you just simply buffed your nails, you wouldn’t have to get a manicure more than once a month, because the only reason you go back to get manicures all the time is because your nail polish is chipped. And I’m an extremely wealthy woman and you don’t see me ever having nail polish on, because it’s such a waste of time and money.”
Ok. I understand that mani pedis fall a bit lower than food and shelter on the basic human needs hierarchy, however, I think they are a reasonable indulgence. Since the economic downturn, I have certainly pared back my purchases of expensive clothes, extravagant vacations, and sushi. However, at some point, being frugal is exhausting and a girl’s gotta indulge. It seems to me that a mani/pedi, when compared to a new dress, haircut and highlights (Suze!), or a trip to St Barts, getting my nails did is an excellent use of my time and money.
That’s just my opinion. I could be wrong. It’s happened before.
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What do you think? Are manis a waste of time and money or a reasonable indulgence?