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How to look rich while actually being skint!

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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queenofthedumpqueenofthedump Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
Can I have some of your thoughts on this one please.

I would like to appear loaded but in actual fact as you all know I am not.

Just for fun and we can all try them and see if they work then we can pretend we are loaded while squirrelling our money away to pay off our debts.
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  • If I want to look loaded, then I apply a fake tan, get my hair done (model nights so free!), and do a french manicure - have mastered this now so don't get them done in a salon anymore. Then I put my best togs on - makes me feel loaded anyway, even if I am drinking Labrini in the pub LOL
    Its nice to be important but more important to be nice!
  • I have a pal who looks like she has been dragged through a hedge backwards and she is loaded (thats an easy one to replicate).
  • D&DDD&DD Forumite
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    marieB wrote:
    I have a pal who looks like she has been dragged through a hedge backwards and she is loaded (thats an easy one to replicate).
    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
    thought you knew ME then but sadly I'm not loaded.. :D
  • zincoxidezincoxide Forumite
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    • Stick your nose up in the air
    • Be rude to waiters (and enjoy the 'extras' in your food)
    • Wear a suit everyday or at least a nice shirt & tie or blouse for the ladies
    • Be patronising when you speak
    • Pretend your farts don't smell
    • Read the financial times
    • Put Ipod earphones in your ears even though you don't have one!
    • Pretend you don't watch reality shows
    • Drink Tesco Value lemonade out of your best glasses, put a grape in there and pretend it's a martini!!
    • Buy some cheap tweed on ebay
    • Paint your solo car Gold or Silver
    • Carry a diary with you and if anyone aks you to do something refer to that first (don't write 'watch coronoation street' in it!)
    • Suck your belly in and pop your chest out at every occasion
    • Quaff your drinks
    • Sniff wine before downing it it
    • Ok - don't down wine - sip it
    • Read the menu's displayed on the outside of fancy restaurants and pretend you had something that sounds exotic instead of the cheese sandwiches in you pocket!
    • Snort when you laugh
    • Carry a hankerchief everywhere
    • Iron your socks & pants
    • If someone mentions the internet mention how you've heard about the 'masses' using this interweb thingy
    Treat others as you would like to be treated :A
  • my friend has just told me another one haggle over 10p at car boot sales and then pretend you bought it at an auction.
  • BlondeHeadOnBlondeHeadOn Forumite
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    I used to live in Henley, and all the really loaded people there used to walk around in green wellies and smelly tweed jackets all the time. So to look really loaded (as in 'old money') I think I have to dig out my old gardening wellies and an ex-Oxfam tweed jacket, tweed-y skirt, headscarf - you get the picture. No make-up, hair scraped back - hey, this is a really cheap look to acheive!

    I think I'd sooner wear jeans and a clean t-shirt though......
  • XbigmanXbigman Forumite
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    Test drive a new car and make sure your friends see you. Then tell them you didn't buy it because you wanted one with greener credentials. This works best if you ride a bycicle or use the bus.
    Regards



    X
    Xbigman's guide to a happy life.

    Eat properly
    Sleep properly
    Save some money
  • Get similar sized friends to let you borrow clothes. Me and my sis wear eachothers stuff all the time so when I go out I feel like I have new clothes even when they're not mine! Never have to wear the same outfit so look like I've got a very extensive wardrobe!
    Quit smoking 18/08/07
  • ozzyfan_2ozzyfan_2 Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
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    I used to live in Henley, and all the really loaded people there used to walk around in green wellies and smelly tweed jackets all the time. So to look really loaded (as in 'old money') I think I have to dig out my old gardening wellies and an ex-Oxfam tweed jacket, tweed-y skirt, headscarf - you get the picture. No make-up, hair scraped back - hey, this is a really cheap look to acheive!

    don't forget to add a few bits of straw in the top of your wellies then you can say you've been to the stables :D

    Bring your shopping home from Lidls in M&S or designer carrier bags ;)
  • Set up a homemade tent in your garden, then drop 'spent last week enjoying our private yurt' into conversation.
    Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions. A.A. Latimer :eek:
    Debt Jan 06: £103,000
    Current: £99,000
    Debt-free date: 2465 (give or take a century)
    Current homemade banana bread status: 2 slices left
    Current statement/letter stack: 8.6 inches
    The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money :D
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