A group of five young women from Vancouver called the Smart Cookies offer their advice on how to manage, prioritize, and figure out what’s important to you so you can live a fabulous life while responsibly managing your money.
It’s not about stinginess, or depriving yourself, or not being able to afford to have a little fun. Andrea Baxter from the Smart Cookies says that instead of going out and spending $50 on a nice dinner, you should ask yourself if you would rather be spending that money towards something that will bring more enjoyment and pleasure, such as saving-up for a car, or a trip, or even a new pair of jeans. Once you’ve decided what you would rather spend your money on, you should set aside a certain amount every month for it.
They have been on the Oprah Show, got their own television show on the W Network (Mondays at 10:30 pm, Tuesdays at 11:30 pm, and Thursday mornings at 11:00 am), and they’ve even written a book, The Smart Cookies Guide to Making More Dough.