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Baller on a Budget

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We all like to look good–we like to match our kicks to our shirt to our hat, we like to walk into a room and have people turn their heads. But I have a problem: I’m a 23 year old, in my first year out of college, working an entry-level position, which is nice way of saying I’m currently living just above the poverty line.

In the past, I’ve always gone along with the general consensus that looking good meant being in shape and in style, but for me and the rest of my 20-something brothers and sisters out there, finding the funds for new clothes and gym memberships has now become a constant struggle. So what do we do? No need to panic. We just have to change the way we approach the game.

Now I’ve been at this game for almost a year, and my time away from the comforts of campus life has taught me a valuable lesson: looking good is about more than fresh gear from head to toe. Looking good isn’t a purchase, it’s a lifestyle, and that’s what I’m here to promote.

Sometimes we get hung up on the hurdles that stand in the way of that lifestyle, especially the ones that come with dollar signs in front of them, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are loopholes out there, ways to work the system for those of us who can’t afford the system. Together, we’ll figure them out, and then it’s only a matter of time before the heads start turning once again.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Get your priorities right! I love copping the newest J’s, but that means sometimes I have to skip out on partying and going to the bar. I also try to leave my card at my house; it’s tempting to say “oh lets go get some fast food.” all that food adds up. I dont buy alot of jeans either, got a lot of basketball shorts and Nike shirts.

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