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Marilyn Monroe’s Makeup Regimen
Before you plunk down a week’s pay on the load of makeup that the cosmetics salesperson at the department store has hypnotized you into believing you need, consider this question: Are you buying this for the actual you that actually exists? Or is it for a dream of yourself, a misty apparition, an imagined you? If you’ve watched a few too many Marilyn Monroe movies and feel a sudden unprecedented urge for bold red lipstick (and a creamy foundation, a gold-powder compact and whatever gives a person a sexy beauty mark), fine, but for the love of your wallet, go to the drugstore.

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