A HAPPY SPENDER

True Love|February 2020

A HAPPY SPENDER
Our Junior Fashion Editor Tsakane Ndlovu tucked away her bank card for a month and these are the money lessons she learnt…
Tsakane Ndlovu

I grudgingly accepted the challenge because I knew that at some point I'd have to stop spending my money like I’m spinning out of control when I'm actually not. If my bankcard could cry every time I pull it out, it would — without a shadow of doubt — cry for help [chuckles]! A part of me blames my dad for this because I think I inherited this spending habit from him. My dad goes into the shop to get one item and walks out with 10. I always thought it was funny, but little did I know that I’d turn out just like him. I remember this one instance where he had a sore throat and said he wanted to make a quick stop at Dis-Chem to get some Strepsils. Needless to say, he walked out with the entire pharmacy in a plastic bag. He had bought medication for everyone in the house, for literally all sorts of ailments.

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February 2020