Julia Newman, a 24 year old law student in New York, made headlines with her blog Buns of Steal which documents her quest to acquire free gym workouts for an entire year. Her plan is to “hop” around the five boroughs, taking advantage of every free trial and coupon she can find. When asked how she felt about this concept of exercise on a budget, Lesley Voth, author of Simply Fantastic: Living Better On Less, agreed with Julia on the fact that visiting gyms in your area on a trial basis gives you the advantage when negotiating a good deal. “On the other hand,” she says, “I see no sense in traipsing around the city, or countryside, looking for a free deal at a gym.”
Let’s be honest, today’s pop-culture judges you on the way you look, rather than the person you are inside. With respect to those that don’t judge others on looks, I will admit that beauty alone will not get you to baller status unless your chosen career path is in the modeling industry. Sadly, the fact still remains that your chances of being accepted into any social clique significantly increases if you have socially appealing looks. Achieving what others may call beauty is challenging, no matter the amount of your budget, and can be quite time consuming. Here are 8 tips to keep everyone, regardless of gender, beautiful, for less.
1) Find a professional that’s willing to barter
More than likely, you have something that another person can benefit from. Whether it’s a service or a product that you sell (or even make), trading it can be less expensive than