manicures and pedicures = financial freedom?

by Amanda on October 10, 2007

in makeup

Well folks, I have to say that I was not able to get my Noni bag completed last night as intended. I actually ran out to the FedEx facility to pick up a package, and I got lost. I was thinking that the facility was closer to one road, when in reality, it was farther. Oops!

Well, the package was worth it. I picked up an order from Avon with some Instant Manicure Dry Enamel Strips and some Pedicure ones as well. I LOVE THESE! I tried them a while back, but the French Manicure and the regular pedi. I have to say it was the best French manicure I have EVER given myself! I got them on special for $4/ea, but I have to say the regular $8 price is well worth it (just watch for it to go on special…it’s kinda like Kohl’s where it will always go on sale at some point). The polish lasted for a good 3 weeks, and it looked professional. I think it’s a better deal than even the $20 manicures at the corner place…though, I do miss out on the hand massage…ooooh….if you don’t know what I am talking about, you are missing out!

So all this talk of manicures and pedicures brings me to the serious topic of financial management. I have been looking for places to cut back…like professional manicures and pedicures. Not that I get them all that often, but that is beside the point. So, anyway, I was thinking that maybe I should enlist the help of a financial planner to help me out. Have any of you worked with one? How did you find him/her? Did you find it worthwhile? I have done some research, and I know that I should probably stay away from ones that are commission based rather than fee based (I think I have that right). Any ideas, help, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. It’s time I got my financial life in order and on the right track!

{ 1 comment }

robin October 11, 2007 at 4:17 pm

I’ve never engaged a financial planner, but you have it right – you want one that will charge you for her time (fee based) rather than based on what she sells you. Although I haven’t used one before, I’m thinking you really don’t need one. All you need is a Microsoft Money program to track your spending for a few months to see where your money goes, then adjust accordingly. Oh, and you can get very reasonably priced manicures and pedicures at X-Sport Fitness in Downers Grove. $15 mani, maybe $25 pedi? They also have buy 1 get 1 specials all the time and you don’t have to be a member to go there. Stay away from the low-cost, um, “foreign-owned” nail salons b/c I swear that is where I got my one and only plantar’s wart. Yuck, I know.

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