Black, Broke, & Fancy

I buy what I want. When I want it. Because at the end of the day, who else is going to do it? 


My relationship with money is bad. Really bad. All I do is window shop or spend 61$ on food in one day, and justify by saying, “I was out all day.” Truth be told growing up with nothing* makes me just want to do anything I want. That is what I have been doing for the last 11 years since I got my first job. I buy what I want. When I want it. Because at the end of the day, who else is going to do it?

I have a tendency to overspend because there were times in my life where my family was just broke. We had to go to the food bank, we stayed in the shelter, a good portion of my early teens was spent living in subsidized housing aka Section 8. I rarely got new clothes. We didn’t travel. We didn’t have family vacations. We rarely went out. I didn’t get on a plane until I was 26.

I could list you all of my misfortunes but I am not going to do that but Black, Broke, and Fancy will be the story of how I am getting myself out of the negative and into the positive. My relationship with money today and how I am going to curve my spending for the foreseeable future. Get to actually having a savings account and only what I need to like electric, gas, and Hulu. I don’t need Hulu but I do want entertainment.

Next Post: Budget Breakdown!

*I got things. We had things. We lost things. Our income was forever fluctuating but not having a stable home life is kind of what got me into buying whatever I wanted, no matter what.

Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA

By Sequoia Bey

Self Proclaimed ice cream kween, Sequoia Bey is living it up in Los Angeles with her cat, Edgar. When she's not working or writing , she's either online window shopping or catching up on her shows.

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