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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.

Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as managing 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 13 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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