The Lazy Girl\’s Guide to the High Life on a Budget

| 8 December , 2009 | Reply

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Guest Editor, Brooke Simmons from Pursuit Communications

I\’m constantly in awe of the life Sassi leads. Glamorous parties, A-list friends and everything girlie! If you find you\’re in the same shoes, which I\’m sure you are – then this is THE book for you.

Anita Naik, has 11 titles to her name including The Lazy Girl\’s Guide to Beauty, The Lazy Girl\’s Guide to Good Sex and The Lazy Girl\’s Guide to Success among the titles – are you noticing a trend here? Naik is all about providing practical, insightful tips and tricks that don\’t require a PHD to understand.

The Lazy Girl's Guide

The Lazy Girl\’s Guide to the High Life on a Budget is divided into easy to read chapters with cute illustrations, fact boxes and lists which make this financial self-help book stand out from the rest. There\’s very little mumbo-jumbo and best of all there\’s no scary financial terminology. So whether you do know your ASX from your AMEX or not The Lazy Girl\’s Guide to the High Life on a Budget speaks a language that all women can understand!

The Lazy Girl\’s Guide to the High Life on a Budget covers  in every chapter a number of interesting statistics to bring the key message home.  In the chapter about responsible shopping the statistic “Studies show our emotions influence up to 80 percent of our spending – and we are more likely to spend when we feel fed up, low about ourselves and upset” reinforces what to avoid and how to avoid it. (Don\’t go shopping when you\’re ‘in a mood\’)I can\’t say I\’m surprised about this titbit, but seeing a statistic like that does make me ponder the power of impulse shopping.

I thoroughly enjoyed the section, 20 ways to be a saver-aholic including keeping your receipts, always ask do I need this among others. Its sections like this that makes understanding common financial pitfalls easy to understand.

While this book looks light and fluffy – never judge a book by its cover – The Lazy Girl\’s Guide to the High Life on a Budget is full of substance and for some, a reality check. Naik offers advice for those who may have hit rock bottom with their finances in the chapter “The Scary Stuff”, without the overbearing, terrifying gobbledygook.

This book is all about financial empowerment and Naik delivers. For all the glamazons out there, The Lazy Girl\’s Guide to the High Life on a Budget may inspire you to make some changes, did you know that by “turning (your heating) down 1 degree could save you enough for a new pair of shoes”?

For the foodies, Naik suggests that readers search for restaurants located near universities, “Most places located here will be trying to offer more for less in order to get students through the door.”

Filled with fantastic tips that you can implement immediately to cut costs, The Lazy Girl\’s Guide to the High Life on a Budget really does have something for everyone – and these tips can be transferred to the other gender as well! Bonus!

If you know a gal pal who needs a hand in creating a “blissful budget” – run don\’t walk to your nearest bookstore and grab two copies of Anita Naik\’s The Lazy Girl\’s Guide to the High Life on a Budget. For the simple reason that you\’ll want your own copy, so you too can enjoy the Sassi lifestyle – on a budget of course!

Available now: Hachette RRP$22.99

Brooke

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