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I’m not the wisest about spending money, especially when it comes to things like clothes, shoes and accessories. I’m guilty of buying items for the life I wish I were living, instead of for the life I’m actually living. For example, I recently bought this big, floppy, black and white sun hat and envisioned myself wearing it as I strolled along the beach every weekend in Malibu. And guess what–my feet haven’t touched the sand once this year.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as an editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 14 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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