I am interested in finding out how it is that everyone keeps the lifestyle they have. Do you work at the mall and save every penny to buy that Gucci? Do you stay at home with the kids and let your husband pay for everything? I'm just wondering because it seems like everyone has at least enough funds to buy the things they want. My personal situation: I'm a 23 year old college student and I work part-time in an upscale clothing boutique. My fiance' (August 18th wedding!!!!) is a podiatrist and basically supports everything for me. He bought me an Audi a3, pays the mortgage and all of the other bills. My work money is mine to do with as I please, so I spend it on cashmere, Tory Burch, Tiffany jewelry, and designer bags. Just let me know your situation and how you afford what you have. Do you have a good job (if you do, what is it)? Do you have a degree, or an advanced degree? Just interested. Kolibri.