Blog ImageThese are some strategies that I found in February issue of Black Enterprise that might be useful to the budget fashionista.

* Open a separate interest-bearing bank account, which makes it easier to save up for big purchases or to track your spending.

* To avoid overspending, write motivational sayings on blank address labels then stick the to the front of your debit and credit cards.

* Keep receipts in a coupon folder, sorted by date. File them at least three days before the last day to make returns or exchanges to give yourself enough time in case you change your mind.

*Find the seasons trends at significant markdowns at end-of-season sales. These events happen in August for summer fashions,November for fall, February for winter, and May for spring.